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Legal briefs: Deputy judge guilty of planning scam

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

A round-up of legal news: 11 November-17 November, 2017

Deputy judge guilty of planning scam

A solicitor and deputy district iudge who submitted fictitious letters to a council in support of planning applications has been convicted of numerous fraud offences.

Local Government Lawyer

Gypsy status challenged

Ashford Borough Council has successfully challenged an appellant’s assertion of gypsy status in his appeal against an enforcement notice served by the Kent planning authority. 

Local Government Lawyer

Blackpool bar counts the cost of breaching planning conditions

A Blackpool bar owner must pay a total of £336,000 in confiscation, a fine and costs for a lengthy breach of planning conditions.

Local Government Lawyer

Hackney consent quashed over lack of consultation

A judge has quashed planning permission given by Hackney Council for a major redevelopment on London’s Regent’s Canal after the local authority failed to consult on amendments to the proposals.

Local Government Lawyer

Judicial review for Belfast office scheme

Residents from the Markets area of Belfast have won legal permission to challenge the development of a new £55 million office development next to Central Station approved by the city council. 

BBC News