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Legal briefs: Clapham Common camping crackdown; South Kerry greenway challenge rejected

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 10 July-16 July, 2021.

Clapham Common camping crackdown

The London Borough of Lambeth has secured an order for possession against occupiers camping on Clapham Common. The council is the freehold owner of Clapham Common, a small part of which was being occupied. Two groups were involved – the Campaign for Truth and Justice, and Lovedown. The camp was first established on 18 June by individuals who had been evicted from Shepherd’s Bush Green.

Local Government Lawyer

South Kerry greenway challenge rejected

A High Court judge has rejected claims that a planning approval for a 27km cycle and pedestrian greenway in south Kerry is invalid.

Irish Times

Mumbles skatepark deal dumped

Plans to build a seafront skatepark, sparking a row in Swansea, have been thrown into disarray after a High Court challenge. A proposal for a £360,000 skatepark on Mumbles Road was approved by the city council in February 2020. But a High Court judge has formally quashed a land disposal decision, which would have transferred the site to Mumbles Community Council to develop.

BBC News

Phibsborough flats head to court

Two Dublin residents’ associations have begun judicial review proceedings in the High Court against An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve a fast-track scheme of 205 build-to-rent flats in Phibsborough.

Irish Times

Dún Laoghaire development under fire

An action aimed at quashing planning permission for 100 build-to-rent flats and two retail units in two blocks in Dún Laoghaire’s Seafront Quarter has been initiated in the High Court.

Irish Times

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