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Legal briefs: Developer Michael O’Flynn wins appeal against council

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal briefs: 6 August-2 August, 2016

Developer Michael O’Flynn wins appeal against council

The High Court has ruled that Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s decision to refuse O’Flynn Capital Partners (OFCP) permission to build 164 homes near Cabinteely, County Dublin, was unlawful. It allowed the developer to submit a fresh application for the €70 million project.

Irish Times 

Royal Borough welcomes outcome of Enderby Wharf Judicial Review

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge over the air quality implications of the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s grant of planning permission for a cruise liner terminal scheme.

Royal Borough of Greenwich Council 

Neighbourhood plan referendum deferred

Swale Borough Council has confirmed that it has deferred the referendum on the draft Faversham Creek Neighbourhood Plan as a result of a legal challenge over the Kent planning authority’s acceptance of the inspector’s modifications to the plan. It was originally scheduled to be put to the vote in October.

Swale Borough Council

Upper Tribunal orders council to pay £25K in tree protection case

South Gloucestershire Council has lost a tree preservation order case it had argued would expose local authorities to unjustified compensation claims should it be unsuccessful.

Local Government Lawyer

Derbyshire launches High Court challenge to Sheffield City region plans

Derbyshire County Council is to launch a judicial review challenge over a consultation on proposals to put a Sheffield City Region Mayor in charge of some council services in Chesterfield after claiming the largest town in the county would no longer have local control over key services like strategic planning.

Local Government Lawyer