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Legal briefs: London cycle super highway challenge; Apple data centre case in court

Words: Matt Moody
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A round-up of legal news: 20 October-26 October, 2018

London cycle super highway challenge

Transport for London has applied for permission to appeal a High Court ruling that its decision to go ahead with the installation of a cycle super highway at Swiss Cottage was flawed.

Local Government Lawyer

Apple data centre case in court

The Supreme Court has begun hearing an appeal by objectors over the way An Bord Pleanála granted permission for the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned (but subsequently aborted) €850 million data centre in Athenry, County Galway.

Irish Times

Shaftesbury cattle market JR refused

A judge has refused to grant a campaign group permission to bring a judicial review challenge over North Dorset District Council’s decision to sell a cattle market in Shaftesbury to a supermarket chain.

Local Government Lawyer

Belfast demolition decision quashed

A High Court judge has quashed a decision by Belfast City Council to approve demolition of a building located in a conservation area in the city centre, a ruling that means the council must reconsider the proposal. 

Belfast Telegraph

Deptford wildlife garden move

Campaigners have vowed to appeal against a judge’s decision to refuse permission for a judicial review challenge over the lawfulness of Lewisham Council’s proposals that would see a wildlife garden in Deptford, South London, make way for a housing project.

Local Government Lawyer

York s106 ruling

A residential building is not ‘economically viable’ simply because it has been completed, the High Court has ruled in a case involving a S106 agreement and York City Council, the government and a developer.

Local Government Lawyer