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02/07/2021

Legal briefs: Latest twist in Shoreham bike lane wrangle; Pub conversion permission quashed over equality failings

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 26 June-2 July, 2021

Latest twist in Shoreham bike lane wrangle

A cycling charity (Cycling UK Ltd) is heading to the Court of Appeal after its judicial review application of West Sussex County Council's decision to remove a temporary bike lane in Shoreham was refused by the High Court.

Local Government Lawyer

Pub conversion permission quashed over equality failings

Sedgemoor District Council was wrong to agree to the conversion of a former pub into a residential dwelling in the Somerset village of Panborough without considering s149 of the Equality Act 2010, and also failed to apply part of its local plan, the High Court has ruled.

Local Government Lawyer

Malahide pedestrianisation heads to court

Fingal County Council’s decision to pedestrianise part of Malahide village in Dublin is now the subject of a judicial review by a resident.

Irish Independent

Ministers lose Aberdeen road CPO appeal

An appeal by Scottish ministers against a decision by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland to award compensation to the former owner of land acquired in order to build the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has been refused by the Inner House of the Court of Session.

Scottish Construction Now

Judicial review over Carrickmines fast-track flats

Two residents have been given permission to challenge An Bord Pleanála’s fast-track approval for a 482-flat development at a site in Carrickmines in County Dublin.

Irish Times

ABP renews contract with Dublin legal firm

Dublin legal firm Philip Lee has fought off competition from four other legal firms to renew its estimated €5.5 million legal services contract with An Bord Pleanála, which faces an avalanche of legal challenges to its decisions, particularly in respect of major infrastructure projects and fast-track housing schemes.

Irish Independent

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