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Legal briefs: Council wins permission to take ‘garden-grabbing’ case to Court of Appeal

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

A round-up of legal news: 20 August-24 August, 2016

Council wins permission to take ‘garden-grabbing’ case to Court of Appeal

Dartford Borough Council has obtained permission from the Court of Appeal to appeal a High Court ruling in what is billed as a key case on ‘garden grabbing’.

Local Government Lawyer 

County court: restricting sunlight to a tenant’s flat could be breach of leasehold covenant

Development work that restricts natural sunlight to property can in principle be a breach of a ‘quiet enjoyment’ covenant in a lease, even where no formal right to light exists, according to the county court.


Judge scolds ‘impertinent’ defendant at the centre of long-running planning row

The man who faces a mammoth fine and the prospect of having his home bulldozed because of a planning breach has fallen foul of the judge considering his bid for a judicial review.

Belfast Telegraph 

Council secures injuction stopping ferry-ticket sales on pier

Clare County Council has secured a High Court injunction restraining the use of a new Portakabin office at Dolin Harbour that had been erected without planning permission for the sale of ferry-ride tickets.

Irish Times