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Legal briefs: Ruling delivered on meaning of 'inappropriate development' in green belt

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

A round-up of legal news: 23 April-29 April, 2016

Ruling delivered on meaning of 'inappropriate development' in green belt

The Court of Appeal has delivered a key ruling on the meaning of “inappropriate development” in the green belt. This followed a case involving a proposal to extend a nursery with a large glasshouse covering some 92,000 square metres located within the Lee Valley Regional Park on the north-eastern flank of Greater London, which was approved by Epping Forest District Council.

39 Essex Chambers and Local Government Lawyer 

Ipswich parish council asks for a judge to review legality of 144 home planning application

East Bergholt Parish Council is mounting a legal challenge over Babergh District Council’s decision to approve a 144-home development in the heart of the Constable Country.

Ipswich Star

High Court grants judicial review of Greenwich's cruise liner terminal plans

The High Court is allowing a judicial review of Greenwich Council’s approval of a cruise liner terminal, part of a development including proposals for up to 477 new homes.

South London Press 

Sheffield trees: Judicial review bid dismissed by High Court

A High Court judge has dismissed a bid for a judicial review into Sheffield City Council's controversial tree felling programme.

BBC News