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15/01/2015

Legal briefs: RSPB Scotland challenges wind farms, Essex local plan rejected

Words: Roger Milne
Courtroom Gavel - legal changes that affect planners

A round-up of legal news: 10 January - 16 January, 2015

RSPB Scotland challenges wind farms

Wildlife charity RSPB Scotland has lodged a legal challenge against the consent granted last October by the administration for four major offshore wind farm projects in the Firth of Forth and Firth of Tay.

BBC News 

Campaigners fighting to stop Dylan Thomas wind turbine get judicial review

A judicial review of Carmarthenshire Council’s decision to approve the building of a wind turbine opposite Dylan Thomas’ Boathouse in Laugharne is set to take place in Cardiff on 19 January.

Wales Online 

High Court judge rejects challenge to Essex local plan document

A High Court judge has rejected a challenge to the adoption by Rochford District Council of a key local plan document which allocates housing and employment sites for an area of south Essex.

Out-Law.com 

Rights of way battle between council and trail riders reaches Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has been considering Dorset County Council’s appeal over whether an application by motorcyclists to upgrade rights of way complied with relevant statutory requirements.

Local Government Lawyer 

NI Environment minister faces legal challenge over £25m Newry development approval

Northern Ireland's environment minister Mark H Durkan is facing a legal challenge over his approval of a major mixed-used development on the outskirts of Newry.

Belfast Telegraph 

Lindhurst homes judicial review challenge is dismissed

Campaigers have failed in their bid to persuade the High Court to quash the planning consent granted by Mansfield District Council for the Lindhurst developmnet, a major residential-led project involving 1,700 new homes.

BBC News 

Tottenham Hotspur stadium dispute firm in court challenge

A business standing in the way of Tottenham Hotspur's £400 million stadium redevelopment plans has launched a High Court battle to stay put.

BBC News 

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