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Legal briefs: Property developer ordered to pay £55k over listed building offences

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14 January-20 January, 2017

Property developer ordered to pay £55k for listed building offences 

A property development business, a director and a site manager have been ordered to pay more than £55,000 between them after removing historic fixtures in every room of a grade-II listed house in Lincoln without consent.

Local Government Lawyer

Housing developer fined for wilful damage to protected trees

Developer Shanty Homes has been fined £10,000 for wilful damage to two protected trees in Redhill, Surrey, following a successful prosecution by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council

High Court judge quashes planning permission for £17.9m sports facility 

A High Court judge has quashed Elmbridge Borough Council’s grant of planning permission for a new, £17.9 million football and athletics facility in a green belt location near Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Local Government Lawyer

Residents lose challenge over Cork wind farm permission

Local residents have lost their legal challenge over approval of permission for a wind farm development in County Cork. They disputed An Bord Pleanála’s permission for a six-turbine wind farm in the townlands of Derragh, Rathgaskig and Lack Beg, Ballingeary.

Irish Times