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19/09/2014

Legal briefs: Casement Park injustice, Tottenham regeneration on track

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news this week: 12-18 September 2014

Casement Park: Planning approval 'injustice', court told
 
A legal challenge over the planning consent given by Northern Ireland environment minister Mark H Durkan to proposals for a new stadium at Casement Park in Belfast has been heard in the High Court. The go-ahead for the rebuilding of the facility was announced last December. Residents around the ground claim their objections have been overlooked and the scheme is too big for the site and will pose major traffic problems.
 
 
Tottenham regeneration 'on track' despite Spurs stadium blow
 
Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (THFC) has confirmed that plans to compulsorily purchase land to allow the redevelopment of its White Hart Lane football stadium in north London face a legal challenge from a local business.
 
 
16 turbine Tipperary wind farm faces major legal challenge
 
A wind farm which is allegedly a threat to the habitat of the hen harrier on the slopes of Keeper Hill in Co Tipperary is facing a major legal challenge in the Irish High Court.
 
 
Unauthorised drainage work costs farmer and contractor £7,150
 
A tenant farmer and drainage contractor have been fined £3,400 and £3,750 after pleading guilty to unauthorised engineering works in the Hatton Burn in Perthshire between the 14–19 November, 2012, which led to the damage of protected brown trout breeding grounds and habitats. The case was brought by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency 
 
 
Dromore father and son fined more than £20,000 for ignoring enforcement notice
 
Father and son Declan and Martin Colton both of Aughadulla Road, Dromore, Omagh, were each fined £10,000 plus costs at Omagh Magistrates' Court after being found guilty of non-compliance with a DOE planning enforcement notice requiring them to stop using land for the storage of vehicles and equipment.
 

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