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Legal briefs: London borough faces judicial review over major cycle lane scheme

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

A round-up of legal news: 4 June-10 June, 2016

London borough faces judicial review over major cycle lane scheme

Campaigners have launched judicial review proceedings against Enfield Council over proposals for a major cycle lane scheme from Enfield Town to Palmers Green in North London.

Local Government Lawyer 

Claimants get green light for judicial review of £17.9m sports complex

A High Court judge has given permission to claimants to bring a judicial review challenge to the grant of planning permission by Elmbridge Borough Council for a £17.9 million sports and leisure complex at Walton in Surrey.

Local Government Lawyer 

County council fails in challenge to village green registration near school

Lancashire County Council has failed in a High Court challenge to an inspector’s decision to register part of land near a primary school in Lancaster as a village green.

Local Government Lawyer 

Honeycrock Farm latest court hearing adjourned

A High Court hearing originally scheduled for this week has been adjourned until 4 July to give the Surrey farmer who built an illegal mock-Tudor home at a green belt location and hid the property behind hay bales more time to remove a patio, garden wall, steps and pond. The house itself has been demolished in line with a court order.

Reighgate and Banstead Borough Council 

Grimston beagle-breeding farm judicial review fails

An animal rights group has lost a judicial review against government approval for a firm in East Yorkshire to breed dogs for medical experiments. The case involved planning permission for the B&K Universal site at Grimston.

BBC News

The fight goes on, say fracking opponents after Yorkshire approval

Friends of the Earth and members of local residents’ group Frack Free Ryedale have written formally to North Yorkshire County Council, announcing that they believe the council’s decision to allow fracking in Ryedale was unlawful. The groups may seek a judicial review if they don’t receive a satisfactory reply from the local authority.

Frack Free Lancashire