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Legal briefs: NI Assembly faces fracking lawsuit, Tallaght shopping centre planning permission challenged

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

A round-up of legal news: 15 November-21 November, 2014

Fracking firm to sue Stormont departments over thwarted Fermanagh drilling plans

The Department of Enterprise Trade and Investment and the Department of Environment are facing a billion-pound lawsuit from Australian energy company Tamboran, which is unhappy at being refused permission to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh.

Belfast Telegraph 

Dunnes challenges €40m build at Tallaght shopping centre

Dunnes Stores has launched a legal challenge over the planning permission given by An Bord Pleanala for a €40 million extension of the Square Shopping Centre in Tallaght, Dublin.


High Court turns down challenge to Ealing shops complex planning permission

A High Court judge has dismissed a challenge to Ealing Council's approval of plans to redevelop the Oaks Shopping Centre in west London, after rejecting claims that the substitution of a councillor on the council's planning committee was unlawful and officer's report to the committee had failed to deal correctly with the proposed harm to heritage assets under the proposals.