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Legal briefs: High Court rail freight interchange battle lost, community windfarm appeal refused

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

A round-up of legal news: 14 March - 20 March - 2015

Council loses High Court battle over siting of rail freight interchange

St Albans City and District Council has lost a High Court challenge over community secretary Eric Pickles’ decision to grant planning permission for a strategic rail freight interchange on green belt land at and around the former Radlett Aerodrome

Local Government Lawyer

Council loses Supreme Court appeal in rights of way battle with trail riders

The Supreme Court has rejected – by a 3-2 majority – Dorset County Council’s appeal over whether an application by motorcyclists to upgrade rights of way complied with relevant statutory requirements.

Local Government Lawyer

Community windfarm appeal refused because of heritage impacts

The Secretary of State has dismissed an appeal against the refusal by Bolsover District Council to grant planning permission for one of the largest ever community run windfarms in England.

Cornerstone Barristers

Agricultural building must be reasonably required in the green belt

The High Court has quashed a planning inspector’s decision in which he had found that for an agricultural building to be reasonably required in the green belt was contrary to the NPPF

Cornerstone Barristers