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08/01/2016

Legal briefs: Cornwall Council ‘acted unlawfully’ over Dean Quarry works; Trees must be replaced at Blacknest Park

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 2 January-8 January, 2016

Cornwall Council ‘acted unlawfully’ over Dean Quarry works

A High Court judge has ruled that Cornwall Council should have insisted on an environmental impact assessment before granting planning permission for a quarry near St Keverne that is expected to supply the Swansea Tidal Barrage project.

BBC News

Council fails in legal challenge over frequency of trains to regeneration site

Enfield Council in North London has failed in a legal action brought against the transport secretary over the number of trains per hour stopping at the nearest station to a major regeneration site.

Local Government Lawyer

Sherlock Holmes house: High Court challenge fails

A High Court challenge against a plan to redevelop Undershaw, the former Surrey home of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has failed.

BBC News

Trees must be replaced at Blacknest Park

Developers who clear-felled trees covered by a Tree Preservation Order at Blacknest Park near Ascot will have to replace the woodland as required by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead following an unsuccessful challenge in the Court of Appeal.

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead

Challenge to core strategy

Developer Rosconn Group has launched a legal challenge over the adoption of Charnwood Borough Council’s Core Strategy and whether the Leicestershire planning authority’s five-year land supply position was adequately examined.

Charnwood News 

Cherwell council in legal fight over Hook Norton homes plan

Cherwell District Council is going to court over Gladman Developments’ proposals for 54 new homes at Hook Norton, Oxfordshire, allowed on appeal.

BBC News

NHS Property Services in legal action after council registers land as village green

NHS Property Services is mounting a legal challenge to Surrey County Council’s decision to register land in Leatherhead near a hospital as a village green.

Local Government Lawyer

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