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04/12/2020

Legal briefs: Gypsy and traveller definition case looms; Officer’s report did not mislead committee members

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28 November-4 December, 2020

Gypsy and traveller definition case looms

A court will hear a legal challenge next week over the lawfulness of the UK Government’s planning definition of gypsies and travellers, according to the campaign group London Gypsies & Travellers.

Local Government Lawyer

Officer’s report did not mislead committee members

An officer’s report to a planning committee did not mislead members when it failed to mention that Mid Sussex District Council could no longer require a local landowner to sell it a site for gypsy and traveller pitches in a dispute over whether the site should be located in either Hassocks or Copthorne.

Local Government Lawyer

Howth flats permission quashed

A High Court judge has announced that he is to quash the fast-track planning permission for a large residential development in Howth, County Dublin.

Irish Times

Lancaster CPO ruling

A company has lost an attempt to reopen a 14-year-old case involving the compulsory purchase of the St George’s Works by Lancaster City Council in November 2006.

Local Government Lawyer

County Kildare quarry challenge

A quarry operator has claimed in court that Kildare County Council failed to give it an opportunity to respond to a number of submissions to a planning application for a new concrete batching plant before it refused permission for the project at Ballyonan, Broadford.

Irish Times

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