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Legal briefs: Government’s neighbourhood planning policy challenged

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 21 January-27 January, 2017

Government’s neighbourhood planning policy challenged

A growing group of claimants has sent a judicial review application letter to the High Court in relation to the government’s ministerial statement on neighbourhood plans.

The Planner

City council hails dismissal of judicial review over stadium project 

York City Council has welcomed a court’s dismissal of a judicial review challenge brought by a cinema operator over the grant of planning permission for a £44 million stadium development that includes a cinema.

Local Government Lawyer

Council nets permission for judicial review of decision by minister to reject CPO  

Southwark Council has been given permission for a judicial review of the communities secretary’s decision to turn down the compulsory purchase of the eight remaining properties in the first phase of the regeneration of the Aylesbury Estate in the Elephant and Castle area of South London.

Local Government Lawyer

Owner prosecuted for poor condition of listed building

The owner of a listed building in Ramsgate has been found guilty of failing to comply with a Section 215 Notice served by Thanet District Council over the poor condition of the property.

Thanet District Council