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Legal briefs: Legal ruling could see thousands of paths reinstated, candy-cane house owner challenges planning policy

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 4 July-10 July, 2015

Legal ruling could see thousands of paths reinstated

Up to 1,000 bridleways and footpaths in England and Wales could be reinstated more than 200 years after disappearing from maps following a Court of Appeal ruling that two paths in Crudwell, Wiltshire, are legal rights of way.

BBC News

Candy-cane house owner in court to challenge planning policy

A pensioner who painted red and white stripes on her West London townhouse has started court action against the planning policy of Kensington and Chelsea Council in respect of basements.

BBC News 

Hindhead Conan Doyle house judicial review refused

Campaigners fighting plans to turn Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s former home in Surrey into a school for children with disabilities have been refused permission for a judicial review of Waverley District Council’s approval of the development proposals.

BBC News

Landowner Ernest McPherson given confiscation order

A Fife landowner who had an illegal landfill site containing thousands of tonnes of unlicensed waste has been given a £15,000 confiscation order by Dunfermline Sheriff Court.

BBC News