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Legal briefs: Mayor Khan joins Heathrow trial; Canterbury wins challenge over appeal decision

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 23 June-29 June, 2018

Mayor Khan joins Heathrow trial

London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced that he will join the legal action being brought by a group of councils against the expansion of Heathrow Airport following parliamentary backing for a third runway.

Local Government Lawyer

EA opts for enforcement undertaking over bad smells in Cumbria

The Environment Agency has for the first time accepted an enforcement undertaking for alleged permit breaches relating to odour problems at a Cumbrian waste facility.

Local Government Lawyer

Judgment reserved in Stormont powers test case

Judgment has been reserved at the Court of Appeal over the case involving the legal right of Stormont departments to take planning decisions in the absence of ministers.

Belfast Telegraph

Dublin hotel redevelopment in court

Two separate High Court challenges have been brought over redevelopment works at the landmark Ormond Hotel building on Dublin’s north quays.

Irish Times

High Court backs council over permissive policy and sites outside identified locations

A High Court judge has upheld a legal challenge by Canterbury City Council over a planning inspector’s grant of planning permission for an 85-home development on a greenfield site.

Local Government Lawyer