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Legal briefs: High Court overturns government decision on 180-home scheme

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

A round-up of legal news: 5 August-11 August, 2017

High Court overturns government decision on 180-home scheme

A High Court judge has overturned the former communities secretary’s decision to refuse planning permission for a 180-home scheme in Cheshire.

Inside Housing

Campaigners to challenge waste treatment plant’s changed classification

Campaigners are crowd funding a legal challenge against Lincolnshire County Council after it ruled that a private waste treatment company could change the classification of its current 'benign waste' treatment plant to treat hazardous waste.

Local Government Lawyer

Offshore-based developer takes legal action against council in property dispute

A property developer based in the British Virgin Islands has begun proceedings to take Three Rivers District Council to judicial review over a property dispute.

Local Government Lawyer

Community group challenges extension of industrial site

A community group is crowdfunding a legal challenge against East Northamptonshire Council’s grant of planning permission for further development at an industrial site, which the claimants argue could lead to the loss of more than 150 acres of historical open space.

Local Government Lawyer

New homes to be built in Derbyshire despite High Court challenge

34 homes are set to be built on land in Derbyshire after a judge rejected a High Court bid to overturn planning permission.

The Business Desk