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12/05/2017

Legal briefs: Ex-chair of planning committee ordered to pay £115k for changes to listed building

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 8 May-12 May, 2017

Supreme Court issues ruling on NPPF paragraph 49

The Supreme Court has delivered its verdict on the application and meaning concerning paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), overturning the Court of Appeal’s interpretation of the phrase “relevant policies for the supply of housing”.

The Planner

Reaction to Supreme Court ruling on the NPPF

Following the verdict by the Supreme Court on the application and meaning of paragraphs 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), interested parties have shared their thoughts.

The Planner

Ex-chair of planning committee ordered to pay £115k for changes to listed building

A former chairman of Wealden District Council’s planning committee has been ordered to pay £115,000 after she caused “irreversible changes” to a Grade 2 listed building at Hellingly in East Sussex.

Local Government Lawyer

Made Neighbourhood Plan Trumps Lack of Supply in Yapton

A judge has dismissed all seven grounds on which a developer sought to challenge the Secretary of State’s rejection of a planning inspector’s decision, which approved a 100-dwelling development in Yapton, West Sussex.

Gladman Land

Environmentalist appeals against A6 ruling

An environmentalist who lost a court case challenging the route of the A6 dualling at Toomebridge, close to the landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney, has lodged an appeal against the ruling.

BBC Northern Ireland

Rules on one-off houses in Kerry will have to change, say councillors

Kerry, the Irish Republic county with some of the most stringent planning restrictions on one-off housing, must revise its policies, councillors fear, following a ruling from the European Court of Justice which found that “locals-only” planning conditions are contrary to European law.

Irish Times

High Court rules Eirgrid can do planning compliance works for interconnector

A judge has granted Eirgrid’s application to vary a stay which had prevented it doing preparatory works to conform with planning conditions for the proposed North-South electricity interconnector.

Irish Times

Campaigners granted judicial review over permission for 4,000-home scheme

A campaign group has gained permission to take a controversial large-scale planning decision in Canterbury to judicial review. The group claims that the 4,000-home Mountfield Park development, which also includes significant employment space, two schools and a reserve site for a new hospital, should have been refused on air pollution grounds or at least called in by the communities secretary.

Local Government Lawyer

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