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Legal briefs: Forest of Dean extension costs a packet; Carmarthenshire farmer fined over dairy permission breaches

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28 September-4 October, 2019

Forest of Dean extension costs a packet

A prosecution brought by Forest of Dean Council has seen two individuals ordered to pay more than £25,000 for breaching a planning enforcement notice issued after they built a house extension as a wholly separate unit.

Local Government Lawyer

Carmarthenshire farmer fined over dairy permission breaches

A Whitland dairy farmer must pay almost £5,000 for breaching planning conditions placed on retrospective planning permission for a dairy complex following a case heard at Llanelli Magistrate’s Court involving a prosecution brought by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Carmarthenshire County Council

Shannon gas terminal challenge

The European Court of Justice is reviewing a legal challenge brought by Friends of the Irish Environment that claims the Irish state cannot approve a proposed liquefied natural gas facility in the Shannon estuary as an EU “project of common interest” without a strategic environmental assessment and public consultation.

Irish Times