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Legal briefs: Elephant and Castle demolition appeal can go ahead; Judicial review sought over Sutherland spaceport

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 31 October-6 November, 2020

Elephant and Castle demolition appeal can go ahead

The Court of Appeal has granted a campaigner permission to appeal against the planning approval for the demolition and redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in South London.

Local Government Lawyer

Judicial review sought over Sutherland spaceport

Conservation organisation Wildland Limited, which is owned by Danish billionaire landowner Anders Holch Povlsen, has applied for a judicial review of the Highland Council’s approval for a spaceport development on the A’ Moines peninsula, south of Tongue in Sutherland.

Scottish Construction Now

County Tyrone gold mine at centre of High Court battle

A contentious gold mine project in County Tyrone is at the centre of further High Court action now that a resident who lives close to the proposed site in the Sperrin Mountains is going to court to claim that infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has downplayed health, safety and environmental issues posed by the scheme.

Belfast Telegraph

Cardiff conservation area row heads to court

Campaigners are crowdfunding legal action over Cardiff City Council’s decision to approve plans for a modern block of flats in a conservation area full of Victorian buildings.

Wales Online

Powys County Council faces chicken farm JR

A local campaign group has announced moves to take Powys County Council to judicial review over its grant of planning permission for a large broiler chicken farm in Knighton. Welsh ministers were asked to call in the decision but declined to do so.

Local Government Lawyer

Community group challenges Ballyboden flats appeal approval

A community group has brought a legal challenge in a bid to overturn An Bord Pleanála’s fast-track permission for a development of 496 flats at Ballyboden in south county Dublin.

Irish Times