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Legal briefs: Development of London skyscraper to go ahead despite ‘right to light’ objections

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

A round-up of legal news: 9 April-15 April, 2016

No stay on order preventing work on Moore Street 1916 site

A High Court judge has refused to grant any stay on his orders preventing works to buildings and locations on and around Dublin’s Moore Street declared to be a 1916 rising “battlefield site” comprising a national monument.

Irish Times 

Development of London skyscraper to go ahead despite right to light objections

Development of what will become the tallest skyscraper in the City of London is to go ahead after the local authority voted to use planning powers allowing it to overrule 'right to light' claims if those affected receive compensation.


Developer drops appeal against High Court ruling (subscription)

A developer has dropped its appeal against a High Court ruling that found Winchester City Council broke the law by not consulting on changes to a controversial development, which included dropping a 40 per cent affordable housing commitment down to zero.

Inside Housing

Vale Council planning decision upheld

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has successfully defended a challenge in the High Court over a decision to approve a facility for the recycling of incinerator bottom ash earmarked for a site at Barry Docks.

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Neighbour's planning quashed after director Jordan objects

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has agreed to quash planning approval for a bathing changing area at the home of a neighbour of film-maker Neil Jordan following a the High Court case.

Irish Independent