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22/02/2019

Legal briefs: Six-week appeal challenge deadline upheld; Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor challenge

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 16 February-22 February, 2019

Six-week appeal challenge deadline upheld

The Court of Appeal has refused to extend the six-week statutory time limit for challenging a planning inspector's decision, in a case where the individual had been prevented from filing on the day of the deadline.

Out-Law

Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor challenge

A High Court judge has given the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust permission to bring a judicial review claim against the government over the route selected for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway and growth corridor.

Local Government Lawyer

Shannon gas terminal case heads to ECJ

A High Court judge has ordered the developers of a €500 million liquefied natural gas processing terminal in the Shannon estuary not to begin construction, and referred a case brought by Friends of the Irish Environment to the European Court of Justice.

Irish Times

Worcestershire barn ruling goes against inspector

A High Court judge has quashed a decision of a planning inspector to grant prior approval for changing an agricultural barn in Worcestershire into flexible commercial use.

Landmark Chambers

Irish leg of north-south interconnector survives challenge

The Irish Supreme Court in Dublin has upheld planning approval for the southern section of the cross-border north-south interconnecter projector.

BBC News

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