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Legal briefs: Council fined £150k for publishing sensitive data in online planning documents

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 27 May-2 June, 2017

Council fined £150k for publishing sensitive data in online planning documents

Basildon Borough Council has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for publishing sensitive personal information about an Essex static traveller family in planning application documents that were made publicly available online.

Local Government Lawyer

Cornwall Council faces judicial review over Isles of Scilly heliport decision

A transport company which operates ferry and aircraft links with the Scilly islands has launched a court challenge to Cornwall Council’s approval of a heliport which will allow for the reinstatement of a helicopter link with the isles.

Local Government Lawyer

Green light for Cumbernauld retail park after legal challenge is dropped

A legal challenge into plans for a new £20 million retail park in Westfield, Cumbernauld, approved by North Lanarkshire Council has been dropped after developers L&S Broadwood reached an agreement with the owners of Cumbernauld Town Centre and the Antonine Centre.

Scottish Construction Now!

Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan taken to High Court over its policy to use SSSI Wicklesham Quarry for industrial estate

A High Court judge is to rule whether the Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan, adopted by the Vale of White Horse District Council, was wrong to allocate a quarry for possible future employment uses. The quarry is a designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest because of it geological importance.

Oxford Times

Campaigners bid to raise £25k in pursuit of incinerator judicial review

Campaigners in the Aire Valley are seeking to raise £25,000 to mount a judicial review of Bradford Council’s decision to approve an energy from waste facility at Marley near Keighley.

Local Government Lawyer