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Legal briefs: Legal action sought over Southampton runway extension; Council begins legal challenge against appeal decision for Stansted expansion

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 12 June-18 June, 2021

Legal action sought over Southampton runway extension

Campaigners have announced that they will mount a legal challenge against the decision by Eastleigh Borough Council to approve plans to extend the runway at Southampton Airport.

The Planner

Council begins legal challenge against appeal decision for Stansted expansion

Uttlesford District Council has begun a legal challenge against planning permission for 43 million passengers a year at Stansted Airport.

Bishop's Stortford Independent

Newton Abbot development challenge appeal fails

The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Abbotskerswell Parish Council to block Teignbridge District Council’s plan for a 1,200-home development at Wolborough Barton in Newton Abbot.

Local Government Lawyer

County Longford wind farm consent quashed

The High Court has overturned planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála to a subsidiary of Bord Na Mona for a wind farm development near Lanesborough in County Longford. The judge agreed with environmentalist Peter Sweetman that the planning application did not contain the level of detail required to allow the board to grant permission.

Irish Times

Race wrangle over Golders Green theatre change of use

The London Borough of Barnet has been accused of breaching equalities legislation by a Muslim group in a planning case involving the former Golders Green Hippodrome theatre and its proposed change from a ‘church’ to a ‘place of worship’.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin school goes to court over nearby drugs facility

Some 100 drug users a day are expected to use Ireland’s first supervised heroin injection facility that will be only 150 metres from a primary school. The High Court has heard a bid by the school to overturn An Bord Pleanála's 2019 decision to grant permission to convert the basement of a building near the school for the facility. 

Irish Independent

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