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04/08/2017

Legal briefs: Council bid to make developer dismantle 'inadequate' student housing fails

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

A round-up of legal news: 29 July-4 August, 2017

Council bid to make developer dismantle 'inadequate' student housing fails

A developer will not be forced to dismantle 'inadequate' student flats in a historic High Wycombe building, after a High Court challenge by Wycombe District Council was rejected. 

Bucks Free Press

Antrim man loses High Court challenge in controversial oil project

A County Antrim resident has lost a High Court challenge to a controversial oil exploration project at Woodburn Forest near his home.

Belfast Telegraph

Locals to take legal action over 'homeless hub' in their area

Residents in Clontarf are planning to take legal action against Dublin City Council over its plans to create a 'homeless hub' in their area.

Irish Independent

Extend protective costs rules to all judicial review claims, recommends Lord Justice

The protective costs rules in environmental cases should be adapted and extended to all judicial review claims, Lord Justice Jackson has recommended.

Local Government Lawyer

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