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Legal briefs: Shetland wind farm appeal dismissed, Stroud housing plans decision upheld by High Court

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

A round-up of legal news: 7 February - 13 February, 2015

Larkfleet Homes launches legal challenge to Grantham bypass

A legal challenge which threatens Grantham’s long-awaited relief road has been launched by a developer.

BBC News

Supreme Court dismisses Shetland wind farm appeal

An appeal against plans to build a major wind farm in Shetland which had been approved by the Scottish government has been dismissed by the Supreme Court.

BBC News

London borough ordered to reveal details behind Greenwich Peninsula affordable housing cut

Greenwich Council has been ordered to disclose the full details of the viability assessment that led it to approve a cut in the affordable housing provision in four of the 11 plots covered by the 10,000-home Greenwich Peninsula master plan. This follows a Freedom of Information challenge by local residents which has been sanctioned by the General Regulatory Chamber of the First Tier Tribunal.


High Court finds inspector was entitled to reject council's claim for section 106 administration fee

The High Court has dismissed a local authority challenge to a planning inspector's decision not to allow a standardised fee for administering and monitoring planning obligations under a section 106 agreement involving a development in Oxfordshire.


Landlord hit with £300k-plus bill for multiple planning breaches

A landlord who failed to comply with a number of planning enforcement notices issued by a London council has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 by a Crown Court following a case brought by Waltham Forest Council.

Local Government Lawyer

Stroud housing plans decision upheld by High Court

The decision by a planning inspector to approve plans for up to 150 new homes on fields near Stroud, Gloucestershire, on appeal has been upheld at the High Court.

BBC News

High Court decision may render garden square property development unlawful

A High Court judge has made a decision about the planning regime affecting development in a private square in West London which could have serious implications for many home owners in the capital whose property backs onto a private square.