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Legal briefs: Historic England loses Wolverton case; NI civil service ends challenge over powers

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 28 July-3 August, 2018.

Historic England loses Wolverton case

Historic England has failed in a challenge to Milton Keynes Council over its decision to allow 375 new homes on part of a historic railway yard at Wolverton.

Local Government Lawyer

NI Civil Service ends challenge over powers

NI Civil Service has confirmed it will not go to the Supreme Court over a judgment quashing the approval for a £240 million waste management project in County Antrim. 

BBC News

Stirling homes refusal goes to court

Graham’s The Family Dairy, in partnership with Mactaggart & Mickel Homes, has lodged an appeal to the Court of Session to overturn a decision by Scottish ministers to refuse planning permission to redevelop Airthrey Green in Stirling with 600 homes, a new primary school and a public park.

Scottish Construction Now

Warwick judicial review refused

A High Court judge has refused permission for a judicial review of Warwick District Council’s plans to relocate its headquarters as part of a scheme that will see the creation of a new 620-space car park, offices for the council and private housing.

Local Government Lawyer

Maidstone in new move on highway contributions

Maidstone Borough Council has applied for an oral hearing in its judicial review challenge into how Kent County Council released £200,000 in developer contributions for surveys into a bypass.

Local Government Lawyer

Bord to reconsider Raheny housing development approval

A High Court judge has remitted a controversial planning application for more than 500 housing units at Raheny in north Dublin proposed by developer Marlet to An Bord Pleanála for fresh consideration.

Irish Times

Dublin planning corruption case hits buffers

The Supreme Court has ruled that a couple who believe they were victims of planning corruption cannot sue Dublin City Council because a delay in taking the case would make a fair trial almost impossible.

Irish Times

Dumfries Next relocation goes a further round

The Court of Session has ruled that the Scottish government's planning and environmental appeals division (DPEA) must reconsider its refusal of retail giant Next’s bid to vacate a town centre site in Dumfries and move to an out-of-town unit in a retail park.

BBC News

Greenway CPO protest escalates

Farmers in County Kerry are threatening to go to court over proposals by the county council to compulsorily purchase their land for the South Kerry Greenway project.

Irish Independent