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Legal briefs: Haringey ‘Latin Village’ CPO goes to court; Essex port village green row heads to Supreme Court

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 5 October-11 October, 2019

Haringey ‘Latin Village’ CPO goes to court

The High Court this week heard a legal challenge to a compulsory purchase order promoted by Haringey Council in North London affecting what is said to be the UK’s only ‘Latin Village’ based in the Seven Sisters Indoor Market.

Local Government Lawyer

Essex port village green row heads to Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a port operator’s appeal in a dispute over Essex County Council’s decision to register part of the Port of Mistley as a town or village green, it has emerged.

Local Government Lawyer

Bridport AONB development challenge

Campaigners have been given the green light for a judicial review of the approval given by West Dorset District Council (now the Dorset Council unitary) for what is believed to be the largest-ever residential development – 760 homes – proposed for a site in an area of outstanding natural beauty at Bridport.

Local Government Lawyer

Developer blocks Mendips neighbourhood plan referendum

A property development company has persuaded the High Court to grant an interim injunction blocking Mendip District Council from holding a referendum on a draft neighbourhood plan after a row over green space policy.

Local Government Lawyer

NAMA state-aid complaint dropped

Three leading Irish property developers have withdrawn their appeal to an EU court relating to a complaint that the Irish Government’s bad-debt agency NAMA’s financing of its clients’ residential projects breached state aid rules.

Irish Times

Land Development Agency status issue

The Irish state’s flagship €1.25 billion Land Development Agency is “squarely within the definitions of state aid”, the legal adviser to the Dáil has said, raising possibilities of delays and curtailment of its powers.

Irish Times