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29/03/2019

Legal briefs: Slough landlord receives suspended jail sentence for illegal flats; Councils warned about dirty air

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 23 March-29 March, 2019

Slough landlord receives suspended jail sentence for illegal flats

A landlord has been handed a suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of hiding families in windowless flats that didn’t have planning permission.

The Planner

Councils warned about dirty air

Environmental law charity ClientEarth has warned 38 local authorities in England and Wales of the legal risk of inaction on air pollution.

Local Government Lawyer

Stansted protestors head to court over airport expansion

Campaign group Stop Stansted Expansion (SSE) is to seek to launch a judicial review of communities secretary James Brokenshire’s decision not to intervene over Uttlesford District Council’s approval of plans to expand the Essex airport.

Local Government Lawyer

Next round for Stornoway crofting row

Highlands and Islands Airports Limited has begun an appeal against a Scottish Land Court ruling over crofting rights for an area of disputed land at Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

BBC News

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