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Legal briefs: Game on over new Luton stadium consent; Trump digs deep over failed wind case

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 9 November-15 November 2019

Game on over new Luton stadium consent

Luton Borough Council has said it will “vigorously defend” a legal challenge brought by a property investment company over the local authority’s decision to grant planning permission for a mixed-use gateway scheme that would help to deliver a new 23,000-seater stadium for Luton Town Football Club.

Local Government Lawyer

Trump digs deep over failed wind case

Donald Trump’s company is to pay the Scottish Government £225,000 to cover its legal bills after the US president's firm was defeated in a long-running and acrimonious court battle over a wind farm development near his inaugural Scottish golf resort at Menie, Aberdeenshire.

The Scotsman

Surrey resident in Horley oil drilling challenge

A local campaigner is seeking to crowdfund the money needed to launch a judicial review of Surrey County Council’s decision to allow an extension of oil drilling near Horley.

Local Government Lawyer

Irish State fined €5 million over wind farm EIA failure

The Irish government has been fined €5 million for failing to carry out an EU court-ordered environmental impact assessment on a 70-turbine windfarm at Derrybrien, County Galway.

Irish Times

Clontarf conservation bid goes to court

An action targeting the government and developer Crekay Trading aimed at having a site in Clontarf, Dublin, earmarked for a major housing development designated as a special area of conservation is to be fast-tracked.

Irish Times

Campaigners to seek judicial review of sewage plant

Campaigners opposing a €500 million waste-water treatment plant in North Dublin intend to mount a legal challenge against the development after it was granted permission by An Bord Pleanála.

Irish Times

High Court blocks Dacorum permission for convenience store

The High Court has quashed Dacorum Borough Council’s planning permission for a Co-operative convenience store after finding that an officer’s report failed to take account of its impact on a nearby Post Office. 

The Planner