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Legal briefs: Elephant and Castle redevelopment challenge; Government signs off offshore wind sector deal

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 2 March-8 March, 2019

Elephant and Castle redevelopment challenge

Campaign group Up the Elephant has raised most of the initial £5,000 target needed to launch a judicial review of a redevelopment of the Elephant and Castle shopping centre in South London on the grounds that it will provide insufficient affordable housing.

Local Government Lawyer

High Court: Government’s fracking policy is ‘unlawful’ 

The government’s planning guidance on fracking is ‘unlawful’, the High Court has ruled.

The Planner

Llandrindod Wells eco retreat panned

A man who built an ‘eco retreat’ of handmade buildings near Llandrindod Wells, Powys, must demolish them because he didn’t have planning permission, a County Court judge has ruled.

County Times

INEOS fracking injunction in court

Environmental and human rights campaigners have taken their challenge against an injunction granted to energy giant Ineos over protests at fracking sites to the Court of Appeal.

Yahoo News

Apple’s Athenry data centre approval contested

The Irish Supreme Court has heard a challenge by residents over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of technology company Apple’s planned €850 million data centre in Athenry, now cancelled. 

Irish Times

Developer drops challenge over Northumberland garden village

A developer has dropped a High Court action against Northumberland County Council over the handling of plans for a 2,000 homes garden village.

Local Government Lawyer