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Legal briefs: Croydon couple to pay £100k POCA fine; Apple data centre challenge fails

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 6 April-12 April, 2019

Croydon couple to pay £100k POCA fine

Croydon Crown Court has ordered a husband and wife to pay a total of £136,240 for renting out a property despite being served with a council enforcement notice requiring its demolition.

The Planner

Apple data centre challenge fails

The Irish Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by two residents over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of tech giant Apple’s previously planned €850 million data centre in Athenry, County Galway.

Irish Times

Hillingdon cracks down on illegal encampments

The London Borough of Hillingdon has successfully applied for a High Court injunction prohibiting illegal encampments on more than 350 sites.

The Planner

Suffolk County Council sees off Lakenheath school challenge

Suffolk County Council has successfully defended a legal challenge brought by a parish council over the grant of planning permission for a new 420-place primary school near a US Air Force base, RAF Lakenheath.

Local Government Lawyer

Resident fined over paperwork failure in Carmarthenshire enforcement case

Failure to return paperwork requested by Carmarthenshire County Council’s planning department over an enforcement investigation has cost a Kidwelly man over £1,200 following his appearance at Llanelli Magistrates Court.

Carmarthenshire County Council