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Legal briefs: QPR facility challengers fail to score; Essex local plan challenge heads to court

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 31 March-6 April, 2018

QPR facility challengers fail to score

Opponents of a planned development by Queen’s Park Rangers Football Club have lost an appeal against an earlier court ruling that they had no grounds on which to challenge the London Borough of Ealing’s grant of planning permission for a training facility which affected metropolitan open land.

Local Government Lawyer

Essex local plan challenge heads to court

A property developer has won permission for a judicial review challenge of Epping Forest District Council’s decision to approve its local plan for publication and submission for independent examination.

Local Government Lawyer

Ruling on meaning of ‘isolated’ in NPPF after Braintree appeal

The term ‘isolated’ has its ordinary meaning in the National Planning Policy Framework and needs no over-interpretation, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case brought by Braintree District Council over an appeal involving two houses in the village of Blackmore End.

Local Government Lawyer

Northumberland County Council development company under fire

Northumberland County Council is to make radical changes to the governance of its wholly owned development company Arch after auditors found a host of irregularities and “significantly lax” employment and payroll practices.

Local Government Lawyer