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Legal briefs: Javid wins call-in challenge over Paddington Cube

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

A round-up of legal news: 25 November-1 December, 2017

Javid wins call-in challenge over Paddington Cube

A heritage group fighting plans for a major development near Paddington station in west London has lost a judicial review over an unannounced change in government policy on how it responds to requests to call in planning applications.

Local Government Lawyer

SPD fears following Charnwood ruling

A High Court ruling that quashed Charnwood Borough Council’s new housing mix policy may have reduced the scope for authorities to produce supplementary planning documents, the Leicestershire council has claimed.

Local Government Lawyer

Dorset man jailed over unauthorised use of land

A Dorset man has been imprisoned for four months for contempt of court after he failed to comply with several injunctions following enforcement action by West Dorset District Council over his unauthorised use of land.

Local Government Lawyer

Council success over Clacton appeal challenge

A legal challenge by Tendring District Council over an appeal allowing a 175-home development on the outskirts of Clacton will not be contested, prompting the quashing of the permission and triggering a fresh hearing in front of a different planning inspector.

Tendring District Council

Millwall CPO inquiry clears council

The former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Dyson, has cleared officers and members of Lewisham Council of impropriety following an inquiry into allegations highlighted by The Guardian about the local authority’s proposed use of compulsory purchase powers for land near Millwall Football Club’s stadium in south London.

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