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Legal briefs: Pembrokeshire council sees off caravan park challenge; Arun council pauses neighbourhood plan after legal threat

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 29 January-4 February, 2022

Pembrokeshire sees off caravan park challenge

The High Court has rejected all seven grounds advanced by a local campaign group against a decision by Pembrokeshire County Council to allow the extension of a caravan site at Heritage Park, Narberth.

Local Government Lawyer

Arun pauses neighbourhood plan after legal threat

A threat of legal action by Gleeson Strategic Land over proposals for a 200-home development in the West Sussex village of Barnham has prompted Arun District Council to delay a decision to approve a neighbourhood plan.

Local Government Lawyer

Brick Lane building heads to court

Campaigners have secured permission for a judicial review challenge over Tower Hamlets Council’s grant of planning permission for a new office building on Brick Lane in East London.

Local Government Lawyer

Supreme Court to rule on Snowdonia ‘Pilkington principle’ case

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a significant case in relation to the effect of implementing later planning permissions for the same site. This comes in the wake of a legal tussle involving developer Hillside Parks and the Snowdonia National Park Authority over a 400-home scheme at a challenging site at Aberdovey.

Local Government Lawyer

County Dublin fast-track approval opposed

A County Dublin residents’ association has been given permission to bring a second High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s granting of a fast-track planning permission for a development of 1,221 flats in the coastal village of Baldoyle.

Irish Times

Law Society calls for more resources for NSIP participants

The Law Society has called on the UK government to increase the resourcing of local authorities and statutory consultees involved in the examination of applications for development consent under the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Planning regime.

Local Government Lawyer

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