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Legal briefs: Connolly Station BTR scheme goes back to court; Dundrum development approval challenge allowed

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 27 February-5 March, 2021

Connolly Station BTR scheme goes back to court

Developer Oxley Holdings Ltd has been given permission to appeal against an order quashing An Bord Pleanála’s fast-track approval for its development including 741 build-to-rent flats on a site at the rear of Dublin’s Connolly Station.

Irish Times

Dundrum development approval challenge allowed

A residents’ group has obtained permission to challenge An Bord Pleanála and the state over the fast-track approval for a development of 446 flats in Dundrum, County Dublin.

Irish Times

Supreme Court set to rule over Fylde neighbourhood plan dispute

The Supreme Court is due to consider whether section 61N of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, which deals with legal challenges to neighbourhood development orders, should be interpreted to mean that the appellant’s application for judicial review of the procedures involved in the making of Saint Anne’s on The Sea Neighbourhood Development Plan was made out of time. The appellant, Fylde Coast Farms (formerly Oyston Estates Ltd), has land immediately adjacent to the area covered by the plan. The hearing is scheduled for 9 March.

Local Government Lawyer

Appeal Court Ruling on Oxfordshire footpath diversion

Wording in the Highways Act 1980 does not prevent an inspector from considering competing interests when a footpath is to be diverted, the Court of Appeal has ruled. The followed a challenge by the Open Spaces Society over a stretch of footpath in the Greater and Little Rollright area of Oxfordshire, which was diverted by the county council so that it no longer ran through the garden of a private house.

Local Government Lawyer