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Legal briefs: Hillingdon Council goes to court over park land grab; Dublin building height ruling appealed

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 25 May-31 May, 2019

Hillingdon Council goes to court over park land grab

West London’s Hillingdon Council is taking legal action to reclaim land that it argues previously formed part of a public park and was illegally annexed by a property developer in 2010 when four houses were built next to Hillingdon Court Park in Uxbridge.

The Planner

Dublin building height ruling appealed

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Spencer Place Development Company is to appeal its failed High Court challenge over Dublin City Council’s legal interpretation of building height guidelines.

Irish Times

Fast-track for Co Wicklow wind farm connection case

A legal challenge by environmentalist Peter Sweetman over a decision by An Bord Pleanala that the grid connection for a wind farm in County Wicklow was exempted development is to be fast-tracked in the Commercial Court.

Irish Times

Developer fined over Ballygally River pollution

A developer pleaded guilty and was fined a total of £3,000 plus a £15 Offenders Levy at Ballymena Magistrates' Court for breaching the terms of a discharge consent following a water pollution incident affecting Ballygally River involving a private sewage pumping station serving a housing scheme.

Northern Ireland Executive

Kerry County Council quashes field-level increase decision

Kerry County Council has agreed to quash its decision to allow a company owned by independent TD Danny Healy-Rae to raise the level of a field with construction and demolition waste following a High Court challenge by environmental campaigner Peter Sweetman over the council’s consent.

Irish Independent