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Legal briefs: Council seeks to overturn inspector’s decision on Firlands Farm; Man fined £300 for felling tree at Malone Park

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 15 August-21 August, 2015

Man fined £300 for cutting down tree at Malone Park

A man has been fined £300 and ordered to pay a same amount in costs for felling a tree in a Belfast conservation area.

Belfast Telegraph

Millionaire property developer could face a further bill of up to £750,000 to restore the All Things Bright and Beautiful mansion

The property developer who illegally modernised the Grade II-listed Llanwenarth House near Abergavenny, where the hymn All Things Bright And Beautiful was written, has been told by a judge to fork out £300,000 or go to jail. He could also face a bill for up to £750,000 to restore it to its original state.

Wales Online

Council seeks to overturn inspector’s decision on Firlands Farm

West Berkshire Council has started a High Court action in a bid to quash the decision of a planning inspector to grant planning permission for a development of up to 90 houses at Firlands Farm, Burghfield Common.

West Berkshire Council

Ryedale Council faces £150,000 bill over Malton supermarket row

Ryedale District Council is contesting a bill for costs of more than £150,000 after losing a legal action over plans for a supermarket at Malton.

BBC News 

Campaigners tap crowd funding for legal representation on village green inquiry

A village action group is looking to crowdfund legal representation for an inquiry into its application to register a piece of land known as Mankley Field, located between two Gloucestershire villages near Stroud, as a village green. The site, between the villages of Leonard Stanley and King’s Stanley, has outline permission for a development of 150 dwellings.

Local Government Lawyer