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Legal briefs: Gypsy and traveller camp government review

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

A round-up of legal news: 7 October-13 October, 2017

Gypsy and traveller camp government review

UK ministers are to review the law on gypsy and traveller camps after a string of complaints from MPs about allegations of damage to open spaces caused by illegal encampments.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin shopping centre extension wrangle sorted

The Irish Court of Appeal has cleared the way for an extension to the Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght, Dublin, following a dispute over the impact of the building work.

Irish Times

Dublin waterfront development delayed by land dispute

The company behind a planned €100 million commercial and residential development in Dublin’s south docks waterfront district has said the project continues to be delayed by another firm in a dispute over legal interest in part of the site.

Irish Times

Dublin hostel scheme ruled out of order

The future of a south city Dublin hostel used as accommodation for homeless people is now uncertain following a ruling by a High Court judge that the scheme was in material contravention of the area's local development plan. 

Irish Independent

Lichfield District Council loses High Court challenge to 750 home scheme

Lichfield District Council has said it is ‘very disappointed’ after losing a High Court legal challenge against a decision to allow 750 new homes to be build on land in Curborough.

Lichfield Live