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Legal briefs: Couple challenge approval for wind farm close to Cork home

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

A round-up of legal news: 8 July-14 July, 2017

St Albans strategic plan scuppered by duty to cooperate verdict

The High Court has thrown out St Albans District Council’s strategic plan over a failure to fulfil its duty to cooperate with neighbouring authorities.

The Planner

Couple challenge approval for wind farm close to Cork home

A couple has started a court challenge over an An Bord Pleanála’s decision to grant planning permission for an 11-turbine wind farm close to their County Cork home.

Irish Times

Woman and son must remove shed, gate and vehicles from beside Arklow home

A woman and her son must remove a shed, a gate, vehicles and other materials from land beside their home in County Wicklow because they are unauthorised developments, the High Court has ruled.

Irish Times

Secondary school loses challenge over McDonald’s planning permission for ‘drive thru’

A secondary school in Greystones, County Wicklow, has lost its legal challenge over planning permission obtained by McDonalds for a drive-through fast-food restaurant less than 100 metres from the school's front entrance and sports grounds.

Irish Independent

Wicklow council ordered to remove up to 1.4m tonnes from dump

Wicklow County Council has been ordered by the High Court to remove everything from the site of the largest illegal dump discovered in the state to date.

Irish Times