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Legal briefs: Charity takes NI environment department to court

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

A round-up of legal news: 19 September-25 September, 2015

Lough Neagh sand dredging: Charity taking environment department to court

Friends of the Earth NI is taking the Department of the Environment to court over what it claims is a failure to protect Lough Neagh from the activities of sand dredging.

BBC News

Action group lodges High Court appeal against Cromer crematorium planning approval

A campaigning group has launched a High Court challenge over planning permission won at appeal for a crematorium on town council-owned land north of Cromer cemetery. It was originally refused by North Norfolk District Council.

Eastern Daily Press

MoJ consults on changes to environmental costs protection regime

The Ministry of Justice has launched a consultation on reforms to the cost protection rules in environmental challenges.

Local Government Lawyer

Choppy waters for turbine scheme as riverside hotel launches legal action

A riverside hotel and leisure club has decided to mount a legal challenge to Richmond Council’s decision last week to approve a hydro-power scheme on the River Thames in south-west London at Teddington weir.

Evening Standard