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Legal briefs: High Court judge rejects challenge to £27m ‘mini-Holland’ cycling scheme in London

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14-20 November, 2015

Tarmac wins Court of Appeal battle over quarry restoration and waste

Tarmac has won a Court of Appeal battle over whether the use of waste in restoring a quarry was waste disposal or waste recovery.

Local Government Lawyer 

Court hears French Government challenge to basement works next to embassy

The High Court last week heard a challenge brought by the French Government over the validity of certificates of lawfulness issued by the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea for works to the basement of a property next door to the French embassy. The owners of the property – the former Soviet mission – are Jon Hunt, founder of the Foxtons estate agency, and his wife Lois. They intend to house their collection of vintage cars in the expanded basement.

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Campaigners source crowd funding for challenges to renewable energy projects

Three separate groups of campaigners are using the Crowd Justice website in a bid to fund legal battles over renewable energy projects. Two are in Devon (at Harberton and on the Frogmore Estuary) and the third is the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire.

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High Court judge rejects challenge to £27m ‘mini-Holland’ cycling scheme

A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over the introduction of a so-called ‘mini-Holland’ cycling scheme in north-east London, drawn up by Waltham Forest Council with £27 million funding from Transport for London in 2014. The project is intended to make the borough more cycle-friendly and encourage more people to take up cycling and walking.

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