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Legal briefs: Crowdfunded campaign wins JR hearing into hazardous waste site

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 8 October-14 October, 2016

Crowdfunded campaign wins JR hearing into hazardous waste site

Environmental campaigners have been given permission to seek a judicial review into the permission granted by the then-communities secretary Greg Clark for the expansion of a hazardous waste site in Lancashire.

Local Government Lawyer

Resident prosecuted after failing to knock down unauthorised building in conservation area

A Harlow resident has been fined £1,600 after the Essex planning authority took him to court for failing to demolish an outbuilding he had built in his garden.

Harlow Council

Councillors threaten High Court action over council merger plans

Opposition councillors have said they will apply to get a judicial review into a proposal to merge Taunton Deane and West Somerset councils.

This is the West Country

Developer to challenge planning permission for Stadium for Cornwall 

A property developer is to challenge Cornwall Council’s grant of planning permission for a major scheme in Truro that includes the proposed £10 million Stadium for Cornwall.

Local Government Lawyer

Developers win High Court battle over neighbourhood plan 

Developers have won a High Court challenge over Horsham District Council’s decision to make the Henfield Neighbourhood Plan.

Local Government Lawyer

Cabinet at Royal Borough to consider backing Heathrow judicial review 

The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead is due to join the London boroughs of Hillingdon, Richmond and Wandsworth in mounting a potential judicial review challenge should the government back plans to expand Heathrow Airport.

Public Law Today