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Legal briefs: Developer loses Chiswick Curve challenge; Judicial review for Connolly Station build-to-rent project

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28th March - 3rd April, 2020

Developer loses Chiswick Curve challenge

The High Court has ruled against a developer who challenged the housing secretary’s decision to refuse consent for a building known as the Chiswick Curve, which a planning inspector had recommended for approval after arguing that the scheme at West London’s Chiswick roundabout was “a brilliant response to its context".

Local Government Lawyer

JR for Connolly Station BTR project

The Dublin Cycling Campaign has been given permission for a judicial review of a fast-track scheme for 761 build-to-rent flats approved by An Bord Pleanála for a site behind the city’s Connolly Station.

Irish Times

Amber Valley BC successfully challenges Derbyshire caravan site licence order

The First-tier Tribunal acted irrationally and put a council in an impossible position when it ordered it to issue a caravan site licence, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has decided after a judge sent the case between Amber Valley Borough Council and Hayton Country Park back to the FTT for a re-hearing. The case included issues about the previous site licence, the planning background going back 50 years, and the owner’s conviction for planning offences.

Local Government Lawyer