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Legal briefs: High Court dismisses Heathrow expansion challenge; Southwark council wins POCA order

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 27 April-3 May, 2019

High Court dismisses Heathrow expansion challenge

Campaigners and London boroughs have lost their challenge to the development of a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

The Planner

Southwark council wins POCA order

Southwark Council has won over £1 million under a Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) order against a landlord who converted three flats into two cramped studios and bedsits.

The Planner

Demolition-flouting Croydon landlords fined £136,240

A couple who bought a house in Croydon containing nine flats at auction despite being aware that an enforcement notice required its demolition have been ordered to pay a total of £136,240 for continuing to rent out the South London property.

Local Government Lawyer

Peat extraction regime change ends up in court

Green group Friends of the Irish Environment has brought a High Court challenge against the Irish state over new regulations that no longer require planning permission for industrial extraction of peat from bogs.

Irish Times

Cherrywood development consent challenged

A woman living next to a proposed 367-home development in Cherrywood, south Dublin, is challenging Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council over its decision to grant planning permission for the project.

Irish Times