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Legal briefs: Chichester loses housing appeal case; Cardiff mud dump case adjourned

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 15 September-21 September, 2018

Chichester loses housing appeal case

Chichester District Council’s court challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to grant planning permission for a development of up to 34 dwellings at Southborne, West Sussex, has failed.

Local Government Lawyer

Cardiff mud dump case adjourned

Protesters seeking an injunction to stop the dumping of mud from Hinkley Point nuclear power station off the coast of Cardiff have had their application adjourned after the energy company behind the dumping admitted it had given inaccurate information to the High Court.

Wales Online

Monaghan councillor ethics case court move

An investigation into the behaviour of a Monaghan county councillor in relation to alleged ethics breaches over a fictitious wind farm project has been adjourned for four weeks to allow his lawyers to make a High Court challenge over the TV programme that raised the issue. 

Irish Independent

Arundel bypass challenge accepted

A High Court judge has given a campaigner permission to challenge a decision by Highways England to approve a bypass near Arundel in West Sussex.

Local Government Lawyer

County Donegal wind farm approval goes to court

The Irish Raptor Study Group has been granted leave to challenge An Bord Pleanála’s approval of a wind farm in Meenbog, Coounty Donegal.

Irish Times

Bishop’s Stortford multistorey car park challenge

A resident has applied to take East Hertfordshire Council to judicial review over a planned development that includes a multistorey car park in the centre of Bishop’s Stortford.

Local Government Lawyer