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15/07/2016

Legal briefs: Councils secure permission to appeal to Supreme Court over housing supply policies

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

A round-up of legal news: 9 July-15 July, 2016

Councils secure permission to appeal to Supreme Court over housing supply policies

Cheshire East Council and Suffolk Coastal District Council have been granted permission to challenge a Court of Appeal decision that could see developers gain more scope to develop green belt land in the Supreme Court.

The Planner 

High Court dismisses challenge to school plans on ‘greenfield’ site

The High Court has thrown out a challenge to Hounslow Council’s grant of planning permission for a free school on metropolitan open land in West London.

Local Government Lawyer 

Legal bid to save Grimsby port buildings

Campaigning group Save Britain's Heritage has launched a legal challenge against North East Lincolnshire Council’s decision to approve the demolition of Grimsby's Cosalt Buildings, a row of historic port structures.

BBC News 

ESB procedure for serving notice of works ruled unlawful

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a procedure under which the Electricity Supply Board served a notice to enter private lands to carry out works on electricity lines is unlawful.

Irish Times

Developer faces legal action for incomplete foul drainage system on Odiham estate

An injunction is a possibility for a developer after it was revealed that the foul drainage system on a new scheme in Odiham has not been completed.

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