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Legal briefs: High Court to hear judicial review challenge over neighbourhood plan and quarry

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

A round-up of legal news: 10 June-16 June, 2017

High Court to hear judicial review challenge over neighbourhood plan and quarry

The High Court last week (14-15 June) heard a judicial review challenge over the Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan, approved by the Vale of White Horse District Council, which allocated a quarry that is a Site of Special Scientific Interest for employment activities including warehousing.

Local Government Lawyer

Court of Appeal to hear case over whether planning challenge was out of time

An applicant has secured permission from the Court of Appeal to argue that his challenge over a planning case involving Aylesbury Vale District Council was not brought out of time.

Local Government Lawyer

Campaigners challenge Forth and Tay wind farm plans

RSPB Scotland is seeking to appeal to the UK Supreme Court over a ruling which gave the go-ahead for four controversial offshore wind farm projects in the firths of Forth and Tay.

BBC Scotland

Councils win three-year extension to district-wide ban on unauthorised encampments

Harlow Borough Council and Essex County Council have secured a three-year extension to an injunction which bans named travellers from setting up unauthorised encampments across Harlow.

Local Government Lawyer

Councillor fails in judicial review challenge over plans for Clifford's Tower in York

An independent councillor has failed in a judicial review challenge over a proposal backed by the city council and English Heritage to add a visitor centre to York’s historic Clifford’s Tower.

Local Government Lawyer

Court hears challenge over planning permission for crematorium

Breckland District Council is awaiting the outcome of a judicial review of its decision to grant planning permission for a crematorium in rural Norfolk which was challenged by a rival funeral services company.

Local Government Lawyer