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Legal briefs: Denbigh hospital compulsory purchase row settled in court

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

A round up of legal news: 12 March-18 March, 2016

"Nationally significant" judgment may loosen local development constraints

A landmark Court of Appeal decision clarifying the meaning of “relevant policies for the supply of housing” in the NPPF could have far-reaching implications for green belt development.

Denbigh hospital compulsory purchase row settled in court

A High Court judge has rejected a legal challenge to Denbighshire County Council’s compulsory purchase order over a 20.6-hectare former hospital site – the subject of a repairs notice the owner failed to comply with.

BBC News

Three wind turbines to be dismantled owing to ‘material’ deviation from planning permission

A court has ordered that three wind turbines in County Cork should be dismantled because they were not built according to the planning permission. There is a stay of execution on the order pending the result of a substitute planning application.

Irish Independent

University wins battle over certificate of lawful use for hall of residence

Leicester University has won a High Court battle over Oadby & Wigston Borough Council’s refusal to grant an application for a certificate of lawful use for a hall of residence for students and conference delegates. The planning authority’s stance had been backed by a planning inspector on appeal.

Local Government Lawyer