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01/10/2015

Legal briefs: DCLG wins leave to appeal on affordable housing threshold judgment

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

A round-up of legal news: 26 September-2 October, 2015

DCLG wins leave to appeal on affordable housing threshold judgment

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been given permission to appeal against last month's High Court ruling in favour of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council over the affordable homes threshold.

Local Government Lawyer

Judge rejects bid for JR over impact of regeneration scheme on bats

A High Court judge has refused to give permission for a judicial review challenge over the Forest of Dean District Council’s granting of planning permission to the Homes and Communities Agency for a major mixed-use regeneration project. At issue was the impact of the residential-led scheme on the local bat population.

Local Government Lawyer

Woman, 90, in Dublin court over satellite dish planning breach

A 90-year-old woman has appeared in court in Dublin for breaching planning laws by fixing a satellite dish to the front of her house. Anne Rudd did not receive a criminal conviction, but she agreed to pay €1,500 towards Dublin City Council's legal costs.

BBC News

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