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Legal briefs: Key ruling on village greens and public bodies; Irish North-South interconnector approval goes to court

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 21 April-27 April, 2018

Key ruling on village greens and public bodies

The Court of Appeal has handed down a key ruling in conjoined cases covering village greens, land owned by public bodies like the NHS and education authorities, and the concept of ‘statutory incompatibility’.

Local Government Lawyer

Irish interconnector approval goes to court

Landowners have launched a legal challenge in the High Court in Belfast over the decision by the NI Department for Infrastructure to approve the northern section of the key Irish transmission link – the North-South interconnector – back in January.

Irish Times

Irish Water’s Kildare CPO challenged

A businessman and a cash-and-carry firm have started a legal challenge to Bord Pleanála's decision to grant a compulsory purchase order for land Irish Water says it needs to increase the capacity of a Kildare sewerage system and treatment works and reduce overflows into the River Liffey. 

Irish Independent

Lambeth loses court case over Streatham store

Errors in a planning decision by Lambeth Council have seen it lose a Court of Appeal case over how a large retail store in Streatham may be used. 

Local Government Lawyer