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20/04/2018

Legal briefs: Dublin pub faces prosecution over alterations; Ex-Stormont minister’s Crossgar flat challenge fails

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14 April-20 April, 2018

Ex-Stormont minister’s Crossgar flat challenge fails

Dermot Nesbit, a former Stormont minister, has lost a High Court battle over planning approval being given for an apartment block beside his home in Crossgar.

Belfast Telegraph

Dublin pub faces prosecution over alterations

Dublin City Council has taken legal proceedings against large city centre pub Opium over alterations that it says were carried out without proper planning permission.

Irish Times

EU ruling on Co Laois wind farm connection

The Court of Justice of the EU has upheld arguments by opponents of a wind farm over the extent of Coillte’s environmental responsibilities in relation to grid connection works for a wind farm in County Laois.

Irish Times

Welsh green regulator gets worked up over waste

Natural Resources Wales has advised companies that handle waste in Wales to comply with the rules, after the directors of a waste company in North Wales were ordered to pay a total of £292,000 as compensation for illegally storing waste and breaching the terms of their environmental permit.

Natural Resources Wales

Kent council goes to court over traveller site provision

Swale Borough Council has won permission to take the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to judicial review over a dispute that centres on whether the Kent local authority had sufficient travellers’ sites.

Local Government Lawyer

Challenge over SoS refusal for Northumberland open cast mine

Banks Mining has announced a legal challenge over the decision by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to go against the advice of a planning inspector and reject the company’s proposed major opencast mine on the Northumberland coast.

Northumberland Gazette

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