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Legal briefs: Gateshead pub fined over illegal ad; Tightening up illegal encampment enforcement

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

Gateshead pub fined over illegal ad

The operator of a pub in Gateshead has been ordered to pay more than £51,000 after ignoring demands to remove an illegal advertisement on his building, put up without planning permission.

Local Government Lawyer

Tightening up illegal encampment enforcement

The UK Home Secretary has announced a series of legislative amendments aimed at improving the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised traveller encampments.

Local Government Lawyer

Mine consultation case in court

Changes made to a planned gold mine in County Tyrone demonstrated a healthy consultation exercise, the High Court heard this week, as a resident’s group challenged the Department for Infrastructure over its handling of pre-application consultation for the project.

Belfast Telegraph

Illegal Wicklow ‘annex’ ruling

A couple who built a two-storey structure next to their County Wicklow home without planning permission have lost a High Court appeal challenging enforcement proceedings against them.

Irish Times

Rotherham fracking challenge fails

A campaigner against fracking at a site in Rotherham has failed in a High Court claim that a planning inspector’s refusal to adjourn an inquiry was a breach of the rules of natural justice.

Local Government Lawyer