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Legal briefs: Development corporation names two firms for £3m legal advice on garden city

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

A round-up of legal news: 2 May-5 May, 2017

Development corporation names two firms for £3m legal advice on garden city

The Ebbsfleet Development Corporation has named two law firms, Pinsent Masons and Gowling WLG, for a £3 million, two-year contract to provide legal advice on a proposed new garden city. 

Public Law Today

Judge rejects challenge to refusal of permission for rail interchange

A planning court judge has rejected a developer’s call for the quashing of the communities secretary’s refusal to grant permission for the construction of a strategic rail freight interchange on a 59-hectare site north of the A4 Colnbrook bypass close to Heathrow airport. Slough Borough Council had refused the project and developer Goodman’s appeal was unsuccessful.

Local Government Lawyer

Parish council fails in legal challenge to permission for 220-home scheme

A Kent parish council has lost an attempt to judicially review a planning decision by Maidstone Borough Council because the local authority cited concerns about traffic that referred to a different area.

Local Government Lawyer

Burry inlet sea sewage breach - European Court of Justice

The UK has been found to be in breach of EU laws over the amount of sewage and waste water discharged into the sea off Carmarthenshire.

BBC Wales