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Legal briefs: Powys poultry permission faces challenge; Cork City flood relief scheme back in court

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 07 May-13 March, 2022

Powys poultry permission faces challenge 

Fish Legal, formerly the Anglers’ Conservation Association, is taking legal action over Powys County Council’s decision to double the size of an industrial poultry unit near Builth Wells located in the River Wye catchment, which the organisation fears will suffer pollution. 

BBC News

Cardiff rapped over dormouse habitat destruction

Cardiff City Council has received a community resolution order, evading a prosecution, after failing to obtain a licence before destroying a known habitat for dormice in Whitchurch in 2021.The council carried out the work without obtaining a European Protected Species licence from Natural Resources Wales to support the work.

Local Government Lawyer

Cork City flood relief scheme back in court

The Irish Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal over the refusal of a High Court judge to overturn An Bord Pleanála’s permission for certain flood relief works in Cork City.

Irish Independent

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