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Legal briefs: Police investigate Scarborough regeneration ’leak’; Edinburgh concert hall faces the music

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 3 August-9 August, 2019

Police investigate Scarborough regeneration ’leak’

North Yorkshire Police are investigating a leak of council documents which revealed plans by Scarborough Borough Council to borrow £22 million to fund a regeneration scheme.

Local Government Lawyer

Edinburgh concert hall faces the music

The developers of the new £1 billion St James quarter in Edinburgh’s New Town are seeking a judicial review of the city council’s decision to approve a new concert hall near the development.

Edinburgh Evening News

Swanley landlord loses out after Sevenoaks court action

A rogue landlord who ran an illegal hostel in Swanley and snubbed planning enforcement action by Sevenoaks District Council has been handed a £15,000 fine after a hearing at Woolwich Crown Court.

Sevenoaks District Council

Cops in Llanelli Wellness Village bribery probe

The regional crime unit for southern Wales has confirmed that it has searched several addresses in Swansea, Carmarthenshire and Kent as part of its ongoing investigation into alleged bribery offences linked to an inquiry into the controversial Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village project. This followed a complaint from Swansea University.

Wales Online

Basingstoke development contract challenge fails

A High Court judge has dismissed a property investment company’s bid for a declaration of ineffectiveness of a contract entered into by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council for a major regeneration scheme.

Local Government Lawyer

Judge dismisses developer’s Medway housing challenge

The High Court has dismissed a developer’s claim that a decision in the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was wrong and that its own case involving proposals for 225 homes at Cliffe Woods in Kent refused by Medway Council should be referred to the CJEU for clarification.

Local Government Lawyer