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Legal briefs: Key ruling over Wiltshire village green registration; High Court refuses JR over City Corporation’s Inner Temple plan

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 7 July-13 July, 2018

Key ruling over Wiltshire village green registration

The High Court has given what is reported to be the first ruling on a ‘trigger event’ for the purposes of town and village green registration following a case involving Wiltshire Council’s decision to register land at Royal Wootton Bassett as a town or village green.

Local Government Lawyer

High Court refuses JR over City of London’s Inner Temple plan

The High Court has refused permission for a judicial review of the Corporation of the City of London’s grant of planning permission for educational facilities in the Inner Temple Treasury Building, which involves the loss of the upper gallery of its library.

Local Government Lawyer

Appeal Court judgment highlights English/Welsh planning policy divide

Planning is a devolved function in Wales and so differences exist and are likely to grow between policy there and in England, the Court of Appeal has noted, in a case in which it upheld a planning inspector’s decision backing the stance taken by Neath Port Talbot Council over a roadside service area proposal.

Local Government Lawyer

Bridgnorth poultry scheme challenge fails

A local resident has lost a legal challenge over Shropshire Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the erection of four poultry buildings at a site near Bridgnorth.

Local Government Lawyer

Irish developers seek Brussels backing over Nama development role

A group of Irish developers is appealing against a European Commission decision that allows the National Asset Management Agency to fund residential and commercial development.

Irish Times

Cork flood defences challenge

A group including architects, business owners, artists and archaeologists is challenging Cork City Council’s approval of plans for 553 metres of flood defence walls in the city at Morrison’s Island.

Irish Times