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Legal briefs: Omagh gold mine firm Galantas braced for legal fight over plans

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 17-23 October, 2015

Omagh gold mine firm Galantas braced for legal fight over plans

The company behind Ireland's first goldmine has confirmed it is facing a judicial review of the government’s approval of plans to extend its Omagh facility to keep its operations going for the next 15 years.

Belfast Telegraph 

Shiplake 100-home plan could go ahead after appeal decision quashed

The owner of Thames Farm in Shiplake has won a High Court case which means she will have a second chance at securing planning permission for up to 110 homes originally refused by South Oxfordshire District Council and subsequently on appeal by a planning inspector.

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Action group make legal challenge over decision to approve incinerator development at Barry Docks

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is facing a court challenge over its approval of a project involving the recycling of incinerator ash proposed for Barry Docks.

Wales Online

Judge adjourns contempt of court proceedings in ‘straw bales’ house case

A High Court judge has adjourned contempt of court proceedings brought by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council in the long-running litigation over the construction of a mock Tudor house hidden behind straw bales. The farmer who built the home failed to attend the hearing. A warrant for his arrest has been issued to ensure he attends the next hearing.

Local Government Lawyer