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Legal briefs: Cork incinerator consent goes to court; Bassetlaw DC loses Nottinghamshire appeal case

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 16 March-22 March, 2019

Cork incinerator consent goes to court

A challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a €160 million incinerator at Ringaskiddy in Cork Harbour has started to be heard in the High Court.

Irish Times

Bassetlaw DC loses Nottinghamshire appeal case

Bassetlaw District Council has lost a case involving its challenge to a planning inspector’s appeal decision over a development in Sutton-cum-Lound, Nottinghamshire.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin hotel planning levy row

The developer of a new aparthotel near Trinity College, Dublin, has gone to court over what it claims is an unacceptable demand for an additional planning levy by the city council.

Irish Times

Powys wind farm challenge fails

The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales has lost its legal challenge to planning minister Lesley Griffiths’s decision to approve a wind farm at Llandegley, Powys. The plan was originally refused by the county council and, subsequently, by a planning inspector.

BBC News

Climate change protestor faces prison

An environmental activist concerned about global warming faces a court appearance and possibly prison after he disrupted a Norfolk County Council budget meeting for four hours by singing protest songs in the council chamber.

Local Government Lawyer

Bridport housing in AONB heads to court

Campaigners against a development in Dorset involving 780 new homes are crowdfunding a High Court challenge to the scheme approved by West Dorset District Council for a site in an AONB near Bridport.

Local Government Lawyer