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Legal briefs: Judge rejects council claims of nun skulduggery; Ministers order Coventry clean air charging scheme

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 11 May-17 May, 2019

Judge rejects council claims of nun skulduggery

A High Court judge has rejected claims made by Chalfont St Peter Parish Council that an international congregation of nuns conspired to provide false information to Chiltern District Council to obtain planning permission for a former school site.

Local Government Lawyer

Ministers order Coventry clean air charging scheme

The UK government has issued a legal direction to Coventry City Council ordering it to implement a clean air charging zone for polluting vehicles.

Air Quality News

High Court protects Ealing space from illegal encampments

Ealing Council has been granted an injunction by the High Court that prohibits illegal encampments in the borough.

The Planner

Huddersfield allotment victory

Huddersfield allotment holders have won a High Court challenge over plans by Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council to use allotment land for sports pitches for a new primary school that is to be built on a neighbouring site.

Local Government Lawyer

Persimmon wins appeal over refused brownfield development

Persimmon Homes has successfully appealed against Dundee City Council's decision to refuse planning permission for a new residential development on brownfield land.

Scottish Construction Now