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11/09/2020

Legal briefs: Salford goes to court to protect green space; Judge rules that major Irish fast-track decision should not be delayed

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 5 September-11 September, 2020

Salford goes to court to protect green space

Salford City Council’s decision that developer Peel L&P cannot build 600 homes at Broadoak in Worsley has been upheld by the Court of Appeal.

The Planner

Judge rules that major Irish fast-track decision should not be delayed

A High Court judge has rejected a bid by residents to hold up a decision from An Bórd Pleanála over one of the biggest schemes dealt with under Ireland's fast-track planning regime for major housing projects.

The Planner

Air quality challenge in the offing

The Good Law Project, a not-for-profit organisation that aims to use the law to protect the interests of the public, is seeking to crowdfund an action against the UK government on air quality.

Local Government Lawyer

Court hearing for Westminster Palace Holocaust memorial

The High Court has been hearing a case relating to the decision by the housing minister to call in the application for the proposed UK Holocaust Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens next to the Palace of Westminster.

Local Government Lawyer

Fingal CC’s refusal to extend Baldoyle retirement village consent challenged

A property development company has been given permission to mount a High Court challenge to Fingal County Council’s refusal to extend planning permission for a proposed retirement village and hotel on the site of the old Baldoyle racecourse in Dublin.

Irish Times

Ruling on status of extension of Shannon LNG terminal permission

The European Court of Justice has advised the Irish High Court that An Bord Pleanála’s decision in 2018 to extend planning permission for a proposed €500 million liquefied natural (LNG) gas terminal in the Shannon estuary must be subject to a new environmental assessment under the EU Habitats Directive. The proposed terminal was due to process LNG from the US for consumption in Ireland, and possibly to be distributed throughout the EU. The original permission was granted in 2008.

Irish Times

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