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24/03/2016

Legal briefs: Court of Appeal overturns Pickles' CPO on Shepherd’s Bush Market

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

A round-up of legal news: 19 March-25 March, 2016

Court of Appeal overturns Pickles’ CPO on Shepherd’s Bush Market

The Court of Appeal has upheld a challenge brought by traders against a High Court ruling that the decision by former communities secretary Eric Pickles to confirm a compulsory purchase order for Shepherd’s Bush Market in west London was lawful.

Leigh Day 

London landlords to pay £115,000 for breaching planning regulations

Two North London landlords who breached planning regulations by converting a house into seven studio flats have been ordered to pay a total of £116,000 in fines and costs by Blackfriars Crown Court following action by Islington Council.

Islington Council

Cambridge City’s Sawston stadium plans approved by High Court

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s decision to approve a new ground for Cambridge City FC at a green belt location at Sawston has survived a High Court challenge

BBC News

Judge declines to quash planning permission despite ministerial concession

A High Court judge has upheld a planning inspector’s decision to grant permission on appeal to a developer for a 32-dwelling scheme in Worcestershire originally refused by Wychavon District Council despite the Communities Secretary conceding that the decision should be quashed.

Local Government Lawyer

Parish council wins legal challenge over refusal to register land as village green

Somerford Parish Council has won a High Court challenge over Cheshire East Council’s refusal to register land in its area as a village green.

Local Government Lawyer

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