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06/05/2016

Legal briefs: Judge blocks legal challenge to council’s sale of seafront land

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

A round-up of legal news: 30 April-6 May, 2016

Judge blocks legal challenge to council’s sale of seafront land

A High Court judge has refused to give campaigners permission to proceed with a judicial review against Canterbury City Council over its decision to sell land near the seafront in Whitstable, which the planning authority has approved for a scheme involving seven holiday homes, eight houses, a community building and a new urban square.

Local Government Lawyer

Developer Michael O’Flynn’s council row for High Court

Developer Michael O’Flynn has begun legal proceedings against Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council over a planning wrangle involving the Cherrywood site in south County Dublin.

Irish Times

Ministers and SSE fight decision to block 67-turbine wind farm

Scottish ministers and energy firm SSE are challenging a judicial ruling that blocked plans for a 67-turbine wind farm near Loch Ness.

Herald Scotland 

Council defends planning permission for electricity generation facility near Thames

A West London borough council has successfully defended a High Court challenge over its approval for a hydropower scheme at Teddington on the River Thames.

Local Government Lawyer

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