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07/05/2021

Legal briefs: Development along River Camel paused over phosphorus fears; Latest twist in saga of South Oxfordshire Local Plan

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 1 May-7 May, 2021

Development along River Camel paused over phosphorus fears

Cornwall Council has suspended grants of planning permission in a river catchment area after concerns from Natural England over phosphate pollution. Natural England said excessive phosphates had entered the River Camel Special Area of Conservation, which was designated under the Habitat Regulations 2017. This covers some 69 kilometres of the river.

Local Government Lawyer

Latest twist in saga of South Oxfordshire Local Plan

A second High Court judge has refused a campaign group permission to apply for judicial review against South Oxfordshire District Council’s decision to adopt the South Oxfordshire Local Plan 2035, which campaigners claim was as a result of pressure from Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Local Government Lawyer

Residents go to court over Ballsbridge scheme

A residents’ group wants the High Court to overturn planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála for 105 flats and 10 new aparthotel bedrooms at a site in Dublin’s leafy Ballsbridge suburb, which includes the demolished former home of the 1916 Rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, known as ‘The O’Rahilly’, the only leader killed while fighting.

Irish Independent

 

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