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Legal briefs: Sheffield City council wins injunction against one of its own councillors

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

A round-up of legal news: 12 August-18 August, 2017

Sheffield City council wins injunction against one of its own councillors

Sheffield City Council has secured High Court injunctions against one of its own councillors and others trespassing within safety barriers surrounding the local authority’s controversial tree replacement works.

Local Government Lawyer

Heritage campaigners granted judicial review of government decision on Paddington Cube

The High Court has allowed conservation group SAVE Britain’s Heritage to challenge communities secretary Sajid Javid over his refusal to call in the Paddington Cube proposals for a public inquiry.

Save Britain's Heritage

Wicklow wind farm developer seeks injunction against protesters

Protesters against a County Wicklow wind farm were putting themselves in danger in a bid to prevent the laying of cables connected to the development, the High Court was told last week.

Irish Times

Environmental survey on A6 £160m expansion not fit for purpose, court hears

Analysis considering the ecological impact of building part of the proposed A6 road improvement scheme near landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney was not fit for purpose, the Court of Appeal was told last week.

Belfast Telegraph

Companies urge RSPB to drop fight against Scottish offshore wind farm

RSPB Scotland has mounted a last-ditch legal challenge at the UK Supreme Court over permission for the 450MW Neart na Gaoithe offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth.

Business Green