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Legal briefs: Holocaust memorial consent quashed; Herefordshire admits prior approval botch

Words: Roger Milne
A round-up of legal news: 09 April-14 April, 2022

Holocaust memorial consent quashed

A High Court judge has quashed the secretary of state’s decision to grant planning permission for a Holocaust memorial and learning centre in a park bordering the Palace of Westminster. Campaigners successfully challenged the government after ministers overturned a decision by Westminster Council to refuse permission for the monument.

Local Government Lawyer

County Meath data centre illegal works

The High Court has ruled that a company behind a planned €500 million data centre in County Meath carried out unauthorised works when it undertook certain archaeological excavations at the site.

Irish Times

Herefordshire admits prior approval botch

Herefordshire Council has conceded a High Court challenge to its grant of prior approval for a maize storage bunker and effluent tanker on a farm because of its failure to undertake sufficient inquiries to establish that the application was for permitted development within the class. The development in question affected Gillow Manor, a grade II* listed property near Ross-on-Wye.

Local Government Lawyer

County Kildare vacant lands challenge

A High Court challenge has been launched over An Bord Pleanála’s decision to classify a 2.4-hectare site in Kildare as being vacant land. The land in question forms part of the estate of the late landowner and developer Joseph Burke.

Irish Independent

Sandhurst pub involved in ACV dogfight

The Upper Tribunal has ruled that the First-Tier Tribunal erred in law in a material manner when it allowed a pub operator’s appeal over Bracknell Forest Borough Council’s listing of the Rose and Crown pub in Sandhurst as an asset of community value.

Local Government Lawyer

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