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Legal briefs: Port company wins appeals over registering beach as village green

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

A round-up of legal news: 21 February-27 February, 2015

Port company wins Supreme Court appeal over registering beach as village green

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed an appeal by port operator Newhaven Port and Properties over East Sussex County Council's decision to register a beach as a village green. The ruling, which follows a request by the Newhaven Town Council, has important ramifications for other town and village green registrations.

Local Government Lawyer 

Councils agree compensation with Tesco after store plan is axed

Troubled retailer Tesco has agreed to pay Sedgemoor District Council and Somerset County Council a compensatory package, following its decision not to proceed with a development at the Northgate site in Bridgewater.

Local Government Lawyer

High Court quashes Hounslow conservation area designation over inadequate consultation

A High Court judge has quashed a conservation area designation around a demolition-threatened pub in Chiswick, west London because of inadequate consultation by planning authority Hounslow Council.


Spurs win High Court battle

A North London landowner with a sheet metal business has failed in his legal challenge over the compulsory purchaser order (CPO) for the acquisition of land required for Tottenham Hotspurs’ new stadium, part of the high-profile Northumberland Development Project.

Haringey Independent

Slad Valley housing plan ditched by developer Gladman

Campaigners have welcomed developer Gladman’s decision to drop legal proceedings over refusal of planning permission for a 112-homes development at Baxter's Field, off Summer Street in the Slad Valley near Stroud - an area made famous by writer Laurie Lee.

BBC News 

Statement on High Court judgment relating to the proposed development off Crowfoot Way Broughton Astley

A High Court judge has rejected a developer’s legal challenge to a decision by communities secretary Eric Pickles over a 111-home scheme proposed for the Leicestershire village of Broughton Astley. It was partly refused because of conflicts with the recently adopted neighbourhood plan. The development had been refused by Harborough District Council.

Broughton Astley Parish Council

Permission for almost 150 homes in Willaston quashed by High Court

Cheshire East Council has been successful in its High Court challenge over a decision by a planning inspector to allow an appeal by Richborough Estates over a 146-home scheme at Willaston. The judge quashed the approval and the appeal will now have to be reconsidered.

Crewe Chronicle