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Legal briefs: Challenge to Welsh Government's M4 relief road

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

A round-up of legal news: 21 March-27 March, 2015

Judge vetoes new Hillsborough headquarters plans for cat charity

A High Court judge has quashed the decision to approve a cat charity's proposed new Northern Ireland headquarters at Hillsborough, County Down, following a legal challenge by a local resident.

Belfast Telegraph

Spencer Flower, of Dorset County Council, denies conflict of interest

A councillor who voted on East Dorset Council’s Core Strategy while he was a non-executive director of a charitable social housing company with interests in development in Wimborne has appeared in court. He is charged with taking part in the voting despite having a pecuniary interest contrary to provisions in the Localism Act.

BBC News

Challenge to Welsh Government M4 relief road plans dismissed by High Court

The Challenge by Friends of the Earth Cymru over the Welsh Government’s M4 relief road plans has been dismissed by the High Court.

Wales Online