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Legal briefs: Judicial review for Hounslow cycleway; M28 fight runs out of road

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 7 November-13 November, 2020

Judicial review for Hounslow cycleway

A resident's group in west London has applied to judicially review Hounslow Council's decision to install a cycleway which the group claims will lead to increased pollution and congestion in their neighbourhood.

Local Government Lawyer

M28 fight runs out of road

Residents who lost a legal challenge to An Bord Pleanála’s approval for a 14 kilometre M28 motorway between Cork and Ringaskiddy have failed to get leave to appeal.

Irish Times

Permitted development challenge rejected

The Divisional Court has rejected a legal challenge over UK government changes to permitted development rights that came into force in August this year. The claimant, Rights:Community:Action, said it would appeal the ruling.

Local Government Lawyer

Cheshire urban village s106 ruling

A consortium of construction companies has failed to convince a High Court judge that the decision of an independent expert in relation to a revised section 106 agreement for the Winnington Urban Village, a development given outline approval by Cheshire West and Chester Council, was neither conclusive nor binding on the parties.

Local Government Lawyer

Sevenoaks District Council loses cooperation case

Sevenoaks District Council has failed in a Planning Court challenge to an inspector’s finding that it had failed to comply with the duty to cooperate when preparing the Sevenoaks District Local Plan for its administrative area.

Local Government Lawyer

Cheltenham school permission review bid branded 'a disgrace'

Gloucestershire County Council has denounced as “a disgrace” a further attempt by a parish councillor to judicially review permission for a new secondary school in Cheltenham.

Local Government Lawyer

Cork flood relief works go to court

A Cork city community association has gone to court over An Bord Pleanála’s permission for certain flood relief works in the city.

Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála agrees to quash permission for fast-track Duleek project

An Bord Pleanála has consented to a High Court order overturning its fast-track permission for a development of 167 homes in Duleek, Co Meath.

Irish Times

Ruling over Brent office conversion conundrum

A developer must pay costs in a case where it claimed that the GPDO applied even though an unlawful conversion of former offices into flats was involved.

Local Government Lawyer

New challenge over cross-border power link project

A group of landowners has launched a new legal challenge over the major cross-border power line project, the North-South Interconnector. Papers lodged at the High Court in Belfast challenge the lawfulness of Infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon's decision to approve the scheme.

Irish News