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Legal briefs: Ruling over Bournemouth ecological corridor case; Lambeth upward extension row to head to appeal?

Words: Roger Milne
A round-up of legal news: 21 May-27 May, 2022

Ruling over Bournemouth ecological corridor case

A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over Bournemouth, Christchurch, and Poole Council’s decision to grant full planning permission for a substantial mixed-use development in Bournemouth, which centred on whether the local authority’s planning committee could impose a condition requiring a 12-metre-wide ecological corridor.

Local Government Lawyer

Lambeth upward extension row to head to appeal?

Residents who challenged the London Borough of Lambeth’s decision to allow a vertical extension to their block of flats are considering an appeal after a court heard that the effects of the building work on their lives was considered but not given weight. Law firm Leigh Day, which acted for Vanbrugh Court Residents’ Association, claimed the case had, however, established the principle that the residential amenity of existing residents of the block is a material planning consideration for upwards extensions. Vanbrugh Court is a four-storey block of flats whose residents objected to a planning application for 16 extra flats and five external lifts.

Local Government Lawyer

Ashford BC challenges inspector’s appeal decision over Tenterden homes

Ashford Borough Council has started a legal challenge over a planning inspector’s decision to allow an appeal over the local authority’s refusal of planning permission for a 141-dwelling scheme earmarked for undeveloped rural land on the eastern edge of Tenterden in Kent.

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