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Legal briefs: Network Rail appeal over Maesteg knotweed house case

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

A round-up of legal news: 19 August-25 August, 2017

Approval for key power transmission project upheld in Dublin court

The High Court in Dublin has upheld planning approval for the southern section of the North-South electricity interconnector proposed by transmission company EirGrid.

The Planner

Network Rail appeal over Maesteg knotweed house case

Network Rail is appealing against a legal ruling that it must compensate a homeowner in Maesteg, South Wales, whose bungalow is dominated by knotweed on a railway line.

BBC Wales

Judge quashes decision by minister over dismissal of planning conditions

A judge has quashed a decision by communities secretary Sajid Javid to overrule a planning inspector and refuse permission for a housing development in Cheshire.

Local Government Lawyer

O'Flynn given leave to challenge Dublin planning refusal

Developer Michael O'Flynn has been granted leave by the High Court to bring a judicial review against An Bord Pleanala over its rejection of his company's plans for a housing development in south Dublin. 

Irish Independent

Call for Stormont to approve North-South interconnector plan

Business body CBI Northern Ireland has called for “urgent clarity” and for plans to be approved for the northern side of the North-South Interconnector project.

Belfast Telegraph