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Legal briefs: Review of unauthorised caravan powers announced; Faster timeline for local authority searches

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 7 April-13 April, 2018

Raab announces review of unauthorised caravan sites law

Housing minister Dominic Raab has announced that the government will review the law and powers that deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments.

The Planner

Faster timeline for local authority searches

A timeline of 10 days is to be set for local authority searches, England’s housing secretary Sajid Javid has announced.

Local Government Lawyer

Hornsey town hall development challenge makes progress

Activists opposed to the London Borough of Haringey’s plans for a former town hall in Hornsey say they have raised enough money to take legal advice on whether to take the dispute to judicial review.

Local Government Lawyer

Dorset parish council goes to court over lorry route plan

A parish council in Dorset has raised sufficient funds to launch judicial review proceedings over the county council’s decision to route heavy goods vehicles through the village of Melbury Abbas which is in an AONB.

Local Government Lawyer