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Legal briefs: Landlord without HMO licence fined £20,000; Ramsgate allotment row ruling

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 10 November-16 November 2018

Landlord without HMO licence fined £20,000

A £20,000 fine has been handed to a landlord and his managing agent for failing to secure a House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence for their three-storey property.

The Planner

Ramsgate allotment row ruling

A Deputy High Court judge has decided in favour of a Kent district council that certain land no longer used for allotments in Ramsgate did not have to be transferred to a town council when the latter was created.

Local Government Lawyer

Bedfordshire energy recovery project permit challenge fails

A High Court judge has rejected a judicial review challenge to the Environment Agency’s decision earlier this year to grant an environmental permit for an energy recovery complex at Stewartby, Bedfordshire.

Local Government Lawyer

Arundel bypass JR withdrawn after consultation offer

An environmental campaigner has withdrawn her judicial review challenge to Highways England’s proposal for a new bypass near Arundel in West Sussex, after the agency agreed to undertake a fresh consultation.

Local Government Lawyer

Stormont concedes A5 road court challenge

The Department for Infrastructure is no longer defending a legal challenge to Northern Ireland's biggest roads project, the A5 Western Transport Corridor scheme, the High Court has been told.

BBC News