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Legal briefs: SAVE knock-back over Paddington Cube challenge; UK government in court over climate change strategy

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 17 March-23 March, 2018

SAVE knock-back over Paddington Cube challenge

The Court of Appeal has refused to grant SAVE Britain’s Heritage permission to continue with its challenge to Westminster City Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the Paddington Cube.

Local Government Lawyer

UK Government in court over climate change strategy

A senior rabbi is one of 11 people who have mounted a legal challenge in the High Court to persuade the government to adopt a more stringent target to fight global warming by reducing carbon emissions to zero by 2050.

The Jewish Chronicle

Leeds neighbourhood plan backed by Appeal Court

Leeds City Council did not act unlawfully when it put the Linton Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum after modifications had been made that partly differed from those recommended by the examiner, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Local Government Lawyer

Cook flooding ruling

The Irish Court of Appeal has overturned a landmark ruling that power company ESB was partly liable for the disastrous flooding of Cork city centre in 2009 because of the way it handled rising reservoir levels.

Irish Independent

Court challenge over Co Tyrone gold mine scheme

A residents’ group has secured permission to mount a High Court challenge over the Department for Infrastructure’s handling of an application by Canadian company Dalradian for a proposed gold mine in County Tyrone. 

Belfast Telegraph