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Legal briefs: Ruling over Inverness ‘high hedge notice’; Khan admits blunder over Kensington hotel site

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 14 March-20 March, 2020

Ruling over Inverness ‘high hedge notice’

An Inverness homeowner who was ordered to reduce the height of rows of trees along a boundary wall within the grounds of his property after his neighbours complained that they were overshadowing their garden has lost a legal challenge against the so-called ‘high hedge notice’.

Scottish Construction Now

Khan admits blunder over Kensington hotel site

London mayor Sadiq Khan has accepted that he was wrong to grant planning permission for a West London hotel site and has agreed to pay the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea costs of £90,000. The High Court had quashed his grant of planning consent for redevelopment of the Kensington Forum Hotel site.

Local Government Lawyer

Lake District National Park traffic curb challenge

The High Court has given a green pressure group, Green Lanes Environmental Action Movement, permission to pursue a claim for judicial review against the Lake District National Park Authority over its refusal to promote a traffic regulation order to prohibit or reduce traffic from motorised vehicles, particularly four-wheel drives, on two unsealed roads in the park.

Local Government Lawyer