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Legal briefs: High Court decision supports Wychavon council

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

A round-up of legal news: 22 October-28 October, 2016

High Court decision supports Wychavon council

The owners of a farm responsible for a smell known as the ‘Stoulton Stink’ have been sentenced, after Wychavon District Council successfully appealed a magistrates’ court finding in the summer to the High Court.

Wychavon District Council

Section 73 challenge streamlines prior approval planning process

Prior approval planning applications may now be easier following a successful judicial planning review won by Midlands law firm the Wilkes Partnership, involving an application handled by the London Borough of Hammersmith and Chelsea.

The Wilkes Partnership

O’Flynn can resubmit application for €70m development

The Irish High Court this week confirmed that developer O’Flynn Capital Partners can resubmit its application for a €70 million housing development to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.

Irish Times

Apple remains stuck in mud in fields of Athenry

Three objectors – two local residents and a landowner based in Wicklow –  have obtained High Court permission for a full judicial review of An Bórd Pleanála’s decision to approve proposals for a huge data centre for Apple in County Galway.

Irish Times