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25/09/2014

Legal briefs: Core Strategy Judicial Review, Inspector's ruling challenged

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

A round-up of legal news this week: 20-26 September

Council to mount legal challenge to planning inspector’s ruling

Cheshire East Council has announced it will mount a High Court challenge to the decision by a planning inspector to uphold an appeal by Richborough Estates over proposals for a 170-home scheme at Moorfields, Willaston

Cheshire East Council 

Lambeth uses Proceeds of Crime Act powers to go after planning cheats

Lambeth Council has used the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) against a millionaire developer who illegally converted a Brixton house in south London into flats without permission.

Lambeth News 

Nottinghamshire parish councils threaten legal action over green belt housing

A group of Nottinghamshire parish councils has decided to mount a judicial review of the Greater Nottingham aligned core strategy which brings together new-look local plans for Nottingham City Council and Broxtowe and Gedling Borough Councils.  Gotham, Thrumpton, Calverton and Barton in Fabis Parish Councils are concerned about the proposed loss of green belt land for new housing.

BBC News 

Judicial Review of An Bord Pleanála Wind Farm Decisions Mount Up

An Bord Pleanála is facing three more High Court challenges to recent wind farm decisions.

Irish Planning News 

Cherkley Court review appeal fails for second time

Campaigners trying to block the redevelopment of a historic mansion in Surrey into a hotel, spa and golf course have been told by the High Court they cannot appeal the Appeal Court ruling which gave the scheme the go-ahead.

BBC News 

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