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16/09/2016

Legal briefs: Judges quash Farthingloe AONB permission

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

A round-up of legal news: 10 September-16 September, 2016

Judges quash Farthingloe AONB permission

The Court of Appeal has quashed planning permission to build 521 homes and a retirement village in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at Farthingloe in Kent.

The Planner

2,500 homes to be built in Portobello transformation

Community groups are marshalling resources to mount a legal challenge to plans for a major new neighbourhood called New Brunstane less than 2 kilometres from the heart of Edinburgh’s coastal suburb of Portobello.

Edinburgh Evening News

Legal challenge against Wrexham’s Groves School listed status plan

A legal challenge is to be launched by the local council against the Welsh Government's decision to give a former Wrexham school listed building status.

BBC News

Officer jailed for section 106 planning gain fraud

A Reading Borough Council officer has been jailed over a £42,000 fraud involving money raised from developers through section 106 planning gain contributions.

Local Government Lawyer

Dates set for Kirby Misperton fracking legal challenge

Dates have now been set for the legal challenge over North Yorkshire Council’s decision to grant planning permission to Third Energy to undertake fracking operations at a site in Kirby Misperton, North Yorkshire.

Pinsent Masons

Claimant crowd funds action over appeals against planning inspector decisions

A resident of the London Borough of Lewisham is seeking to crowd fund a case that centres on whether those affected by a planning inspector’s decision may challenge it without a full High Court action.

Local Government Lawyer

Colvestone Primary School campaigner victorious in High Court battle against council

A High Court judge has quashed planning permission granted by Hackney Council for a new building that would have overshadowed a school playground, following a successful challenge mounted by a concerned resident.

Hackney Citizen

 

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