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Legal briefs: Court of Appeal clarifies presumption in favour of sustainable development

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

A round-up of legal news: 2 July-7 July, 2017

Court of Appeal clarifies presumption in favour of sustainable development

The Court of Appeal has clarified the weight to be given to the National Planning Policy Framework’s presumption in favour of sustainable development, upholding an earlier High Court judgment.

Local Government Lawyer

Marine Management Organisation defeats licence decision challenge

The Marine Management Organisation has defeated a High Court challenge brought over its decision to grant a marine licence relating to development in Brighton Marina.

Local Government Lawyer

Campaigner fails in bid to stop planned ferry terminal

An environmental campaigner has lost her legal battle to stop a new ferry terminal project linking the Mournes and Cooley mountain regions. 

Belfast Telegraph

Clocaenog Forest cable opponents admit defeat

A legal fight to stop overhead power cables being erected across rural Denbighshire and Conwy is over after opponents conceded their case wasn’t strong enough.

BBC Wales

London company fined nearly £50,000 for nightclub neglect

The London-based company that owns former nightclub TJs in Clarence, Newport has been ordered to pay nearly £55,000 in fines and court costs, following a successful prosecution by the local authority for allowing the building to fall into disrepair.

Newport City Council

Council heads to court after error in permitting green belt homes

South Cambridgeshire District Council has been forced to apply to the High Court after an administrative error meant planning permission was incorrectly granted for seven homes in the green belt.

Local Government Lawyer