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Legal briefs: High Court supports Khan’s affordable housing threshold approach

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 19 May-25 May, 2018

High Court supports Khan’s affordable housing threshold approach

A High Court judge has ruled in favour of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s threshold approach to delivering affordable housing in the capital. 

The Planner

Belfast office development deemed unlawful

The decision to approve a new 14-storey office block beside an inner-city housing district in Belfast’s historic Market quarter was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.

Belfast Telegraph

Lambeth succeeds on reconsidered POCA sum

Lambeth Council has successfully applied under section 22 of the Proceeds of Crime Act for the reconsideration of the available amount for breach of planning enforcement notices.

Local Government Lawyer

Wiltshire waste facility consent challenge

A local campaign group has won permission for a judicial review to challenge a planning inspector’s decision to overturn Wiltshire Council’s refusal of permission for the extension of a waste recycling facility at Lower Compton, near Calne.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin ponders development plan changes

Dublin City Council has decided to seek legal advice on whether it needs to change the capital’s development plan to afford better protection for the green spaces provided by institutional lands.

Irish Times