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15/10/2015

Legal briefs: High Court judge quashes planning permission over bias; Taxi drivers win call for judicial review over cycling superhighway

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

A round-up of legal news: 10-16 October, 2015

High Court judge quashes planning permission over appearance of bias

A High Court judge has quashed the grant of outline planning permission for a residential development in Wiltshire over the appearance of bias.

Local Government Lawyer

Landlord ordered to pay £425k+ after converting flats without permission

Lambeth Council in South London has secured a £382,000 confiscation order, plus additional fines, against a landlord who converted a property into flats without planning permission.

Local Government Lawyer

Black cab drivers win permission for judicial review over cycling superhighway

A High Court judge has given the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) permission to bring a judicial review challenge over the construction of the East-West Cycle Superhighway by Transport for London. The LTDA claims the scheme required planning permission.

Local Government Lawyer

Ordsall Chord: Rail link plans backed by High Court despite protest

Proposals to connect Manchester's two biggest railway stations – the subject of a Development Consent Order under the 2008 Planning Act regime - have received High Court backing despite fears that they will damage a key part of rail history.

BBC News
 

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