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Legal briefs: High Court judge explains ‘hobbit house’ injunction

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 23 September-29 September, 2017

High Court judge explains ‘hobbit house’ injunction

A High Court judge has given his reasons for granting an interlocutory injunction requiring a landowner to demolish an illegally built ‘hobbit house’ in woodland at Ninfield, East Sussex.

Local Government Lawyer

Owners of derelict hotel fined for ignoring notice

The owners of the derelict St David’s Hotel in Harlech have been fined a maximum four-figure sum after failing to comply with a Section 215 Notice to demolish the building.

Cambrian News

Council and football club defeat bid for footpaths across planned training ground

Queens Park Rangers Football Club and the London Borough of Ealing have seen off a bid by campaigners to have two routes designated as public footpaths across land on which the club intends to build a training centre.

Local Government Lawyer

Hospital access furore prompts new Paddington Cube legal challenge

Renzo Piano’s controversial £775 million Paddington Cube development is facing a second High Court challenge – this time over its impact on emergency service access to the adjacent St Mary’s Hospital.

Architects' Journal