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Legal briefs: Shropshire goes to court over affordable homes provision; Challenge over Chapelizod housing

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 30 November-6 December, 2019

Shropshire goes to court over affordable homes provision

Shropshire Council has obtained an injunction to secure affordable housing provision on a housing development site at Hinstock, where a developer was selling homes that should have been offered as affordable housing under a s106 agreement.

Local Government Lawyer

Challenge over Chapelizod housing

A residents’ group has initiated a High Court challenge over Dublin City Council’s plans for a 71-flat social housing development at Chapelizod, near an entrance to Dublin’s Phoenix Park.

Irish Times

Bedford-Cambridge rail line trouble

A campaign group has raised funds to pursue a judicial review against East West Rail should the route for the new Bedford to Cambridge rail line involve Bassingbourn or neighbouring villages.

Local Government Lawyer

Hayes illegal HMO results in £430,000 fine

Joint action by Hillingdon Council’s planning enforcement and trading standards teams has seen a Hayes landlord ordered to pay more than £430,000 after she turned her West London property into an illegal house in multiple occupation (HMO) without planning permission.

Local Government Lawyer

Barnet roads adoption ruling

A district judge has ruled that two roads in Friern Barnet are of so little use to the public that the London Borough of Barnet need not adopt them.

Local Government Lawyer

Northumberland council grants itself retrospective planning permission

Northumberland County Council has had to grant itself retrospective planning permission for three ground source heat pump arrays installed by the local authority at schools and a community football club after realising that it had gone ahead in the mistaken belief that permission was not needed.

Local Government Lawyer

An Bord Pleanála can’t appeal quashing of permission for fast-track scheme

An Bord Pleanála has been refused leave to appeal against a High Court decision quashing fast-track approval for a development of 197 new homes in Bearna, County Galway.

Irish Times