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Legal briefs: Judge refuses relief despite upholding ground in neighbourhood plan challenge

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

A round-up of legal news: 15 July-21 July, 2017

Judge refuses relief despite upholding ground in neighbourhood plan challenge

The High Court has dismissed a legal challenge to the process carried out by Vale of White Horse District Council in making the Faringdon Neighbourhood Plan.

Local Government Lawyer

Borough persuades judge to quash decision of inspector on flats amalgamation

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has successfully applied to the High Court to quash a decision by a planning inspector to allow the amalgamation of four flats into a single dwelling.

Local Government Lawyer

North-south interconnector decision ‘failed to consider Brexit’

An Bord Pleanála failed to take landowners’ rights, environmental issues or the potential impact of Brexit into account in approving the development of the north-south electricity interconnector, a court has been told.

Irish Times

Skydiving firm challenges Kilkenny County Council order to stop

A skydiving firm has gone to court to challenge enforcement action by Kilkenny County Council over activity at its airfield which the local authority claimed breached planning regulations.

Irish Times

Court overturns permission for Wexford wind farm

Residents living near a proposed three-turbine wind farm in County Wexford have been successful in getting An Bord Pleanála’s planning consent quashed.

Irish Times

Judge refuses permission for challenge to planning permission for Stamford Bridge works

A High Court judge has refused to give permission for a judicial review challenge focusing on air quality issues surrounding the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham’s grant of planning permission to allow for an increase in the capacity of Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge stadium.

Local Government Lawyer