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Legal briefs: Government under fire after High Court defeat on air quality plan

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

A round-up of legal news: 24 April-28 April, 2017

Government under fire after High Court defeat on air quality plan

Environmentalists and the London mayor have launched a withering attack on the government after it suffered a major defeat in the High Court over plans to delay publishing its air pollution strategy.

The Planner

High Court judge refuses appeal to his decision over wind farm site

An Irish  High Court judge has refused to allow residents appeal his decision rejecting their challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s June 2016 permission for a six-turbine wind farm in Co Cork.

Irish Times

Dollar Park Gypsy site ruling overturned by judge

The owner of a listed building in Flintshire has won a High Court fight over the future of a nearby Gypsy site, the subject of a renewed planning permission by the county council last year.

BBC Wales

Blogger libel case: Council boss repayment pledge doubt

A council boss has refused to say if he will honour a vow to repay compensation won in a costly libel case about planning issues in Carmarthenshire.

BBC Wales

Developer launches JR over councillor's interest in planning decision

A developer has begun legal action against Cornwall Council over a case where the company claims a councillor failed to declare an interest in a planning decision on which he voted.

Local Government Lawyer