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Legal briefs: High Court quashes planning permission for five-bed home for third time

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

A round-up of legal news: 8 April-13 April, 2017

High Court quashes planning permission for five-bed home for third time

Northumberland Council has seen its grant of planning permission for a five-bed home quashed by the High Court for a third time. 

Local Government Lawyer

Dún Laoghaire cruise liner plans to be revised

Plans to bring cruise liners to Dún Laoghaire harbour are to go back to the drawing board after An Bord Pleanála decided not to defend a judicial review of its decision to grant permission for the development. The legal challenge centred on the environmental and amenity issues surrounding the scheme to allow cruise ships to dock at the harbour.

The Irish Times

Bristol in line for new breed of Business and Property Courts

Bristol has been announced as a location for the rollout of the new Business and Property Courts.

Local Government Lawyer

Judicial review begins into Clocaenog Forest power cables

A High Court hearing has begun into approved proposals by power company SP Manweb to erect a 17- kilometre line of pylons, costing about £16 million, along the Denbighshire and Conwy border.

BBC Wales

Fracking activists in Lancashire lose high court bid to stop drilling

A residents group fighting to block a Lancashire fracking site approved by the government have lost a high court legal challenge.

The Guardian