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31/08/2018

Legal briefs: Herefordshire council ‘bang to rights’ over noise issue; Top Surrey cop blames councils over traveller sites

Words: Matt Moody
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A round-up of legal news: 25 August-31 August, 2018

Herefordshire council ‘bang to rights’ over noise issue

Herefordshire Council committed a legal error by failing to consider new evidence about the noise made by a cheese factory next to a proposed 321-home housing development at Ledbury, the High Court has ruled as a judge quashed the planning consent and ordered the application’s reconsideration.

Local Government Lawyer

Top Surrey cop blames councils over traveller sites

Surrey’s chief constable Nick Ephgrave has taken the rare step of issuing an open letter in response to public anger over police responses to unauthorised encampments which pointed out that, unlike neighbouring areas, the 11 planning authorities in the county had failed to provide transit sites for travellers, leaving both the police and councils with limited powers to act.

Local Government Lawyer

Cork motorway consent challenge

Residents have launched a High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s decision to approve a new 14km-long stretch of the M28 motorway between Cork and Ringaskiddy.

Irish Times

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