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Legal briefs: QPR development heads for review; Packham goes back to court over HS2 woodland

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 11th April - 17th April, 2020

QPR development heads for review

Activists involved in a lengthy planning dispute over a development proposed by Queens Park Rangers Football Club adjacent to its training ground in West London have won permission to take the London Borough of Ealing to judicial review.

Local Government Lawyer

Packham goes back to court over woodland threatened by HS2

Broadcaster Chris Packham is seeking permission to appeal against a Divisional Court ruling that dismissed his challenge over the transport secretary’s decision to continue with the HS2 rail project despite the project’s impact on six areas of woodland, most in Buckinghamshire.

Local Government Lawyer

Edinburgh City Council loses planning battle over marina project

The Court of Session has ruled against Edinburgh City Council following a protracted legal and planning battle involving the developers of the Edinburgh Marina and the planning authority’s refusal to allow an extension of the original planning permission for the scheme at Granton’s Western harbour – first approved back in 2003. Developer contributions were an issue.

Edinburgh Evening News

Success for Cornwall Council over Newquay holiday lodges case

Cornwall Council has won an Appeal Court case over whether its granting of planning permission for new holiday lodges near Newquay was lawful in a case where relevant policies of the development plan pointed “in different directions”.

Local Government Lawyer

Ruling over Bridport development challenge

A campaign group opposed to a large development near Bridport in Dorset has partially won its case at judicial review, but was granted no relief over its challenge to the council’s approval of a scheme for 760 homes, a 60-unit care home, a mixed-use local centre, primary school, open space and four hectares for employment use.

Local Government Lawyer