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Legal briefs: Lambeth wins retail restrictions case; Swindon succeeds in certificate of lawfulness challenge

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 29 June-5 July, 2019

Lambeth wins retail restrictions case

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by the London Borough of Lambeth in a dispute over whether use restrictions continued to apply to a retail outlet in Streatham.

Local Government Lawyer

Swindon succeeds in certificate of lawfulness challenge

Swindon Borough Council has won a High Court challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to allow an appeal against the local authority’s refusal of a certificate of lawfulness of proposed use or development.

Local Government Lawyer

Redbridge park housing row moves

A local campaign group has crowdfunded almost half the £20,000 it seeks to take the London Borough of Redbridge to judicial review over a plan for modular social housing on part of Manford Park.

Local Government Lawyer

Canterbury air pollution dispute appeal refused

The Supreme Court has refused to allow an appeal by two Canterbury residents in a dispute over whether the communities secretary was obliged to call in a planning application for a major development that might affect air quality.

Local Government Lawyer