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Legal briefs: Neighbourhood plans can come forward ahead of up to date local plans - Court of Appeal

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

A round-up of legal news: 13 February-20 February, 2017

Neighbourhood plans can come forward ahead of up to date local plans - Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal has thrown out a further legal challenge to the approval by Lewes District Council in East Sussex of the Newick Neighbourhood Plan.

Cornerstone Barristers

Glasgow campaigners embark on fresh legal battle over plan to construct 98 homes in conservation area

Campaigners opposed to the construction of 98 homes that would see the completion of Glasgow’s Park Quadrant, a terrace dating back to 1851, are pursuing fresh legal action over what they claim is a threat to the conservation area.

Glasgow Evening Times

Council sees off challenge to registration of part of port as village green

Essex County Council has defeated a legal challenge to its decision to register land that is part of the Port of Mistley as a town or village green.

Local Government Lawyer

Cavanacaw goldmine: Stormont department took necessary steps to deal with environmental concerns, court hears

A Stormont department took all necessary steps to deal with any environmental concerns over permission for dealing with waste rock from a Co Tyrone goldmine extension, the High Court heard this week.

Belfast Telegraph

Campaigners win right to judicial review of cables plan

Opponents of SP Manweb’s proposed overhead powerline project across parts of rural Denbighshire and Conwy have won the right to a judicial review.

BBC News

Judge finds council sold seafront land at undervalue but refuses to quash decision

Canterbury City Council sold land on the seafront in Whitstable to a property developer for less than best consideration but the case was not appropriate for a quashing order, a High Court judge has ruled.

Local Government Lawyer