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Legal briefs: High Court ruling on controversial free school

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

A round-up of legal briefs: 16 July-22 July, 2016

High Court ruling on controversial free school

The High Court has upheld the expansion of a Sikh faith school in Stoke Poges, a village outside Slough, after an unsuccessful legal challenge by the parish council and the local planning authority, South Bucks District Council.

Slough & South Bucks Observer 

Judge quashes planning permission over interpretation errors

Mr Justice Ouseley has quashed planning permission for an Aldi store in Mansfield after finding a series of errors in the way in which the district council handled the application.

Local Government Lawyer 

High Court’s decision to quash the London Wharf CPO upheld

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court’s decision to quash a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for the unused and vacant Orchard Wharf which the Port of London Authority wanted to bring back into use.


Fine for owners of property after planning breach

Landowners in Horley, Surrey, have been fined almost £5,000 following a successful planning enforcement prosecution by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council over an unauthorised off-airport parking scheme.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

Offshore wind farms dead in the water after RSPB wins legal battle

RSPB Scotland has won a legal challenge over the decision by Scottish ministers to allow four large offshore wind farms to be erected in the outer firths of the Forth and Tay.

The Scotsman