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Legal briefs: Court of Appeal to hear test case over impact of development on music venue

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

A round-up of legal news: 20 February-26 February, 2016

Court of Appeal to hear test case over impact of development on music venue

The owner of the George Tavern, a 600-year-old Grade II listed pub and music venue in East London, has won permission to take a legal battle over the effect of new developments on established licensed premises to the Court of Appeal. The challenge relates to Swan Housing Association’s plans to build six flats next door to the pub, on the basis that noise complaints from future residents could pose a significant threat to the venue’s future.

Local Government Lawyer

Wiltshire man loses legal battle against solar farm near £3m home

A Wiltshire landowner has lost a Court of Appeal case over a 22-hectare solar farm near his £3 million home. The Court of Appeal overturned an earlier High Court judgment that quashed permission for the scheme.

BBC News

Campaigners pursue judicial review over sale of seafront land by council

Campaigners have applied for a judicial review of Canterbury City Council's decision to enter a contract for the sale, subject to planning permission, of seafront land in Whitstable.

Local Government Lawyer

High Court overturns permission for Cork wind farm

The High Court has overturned An Bord Pleanála’s grant of planning permission for an 11-turbine wind farm near Inchigeelagh, County Cork.

The Irish Times