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Legal briefs: South Cambs planning blunders in court; Dublin cyclists challenge succeeds

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 21 November-27 November, 2020

South Cambs goes to court over planning blunders

South Cambridgeshire District Council is to commence proceedings in the High Court after discovering errors in two separate planning permissions. In one case planning permission for an extension and annexe in Steeple Morden was issued while the application was still open for people to comment on. In the other case a planning permission was issued for eight new homes in Great Abington without the accompanying conditions.

Local Government Lawyer

Clonshaugh wastewater plant blocked

A High Court judge has quashed An Bord Pleanála’s planning permission for a proposed €500 million wastewater treatment plant at Clonshaugh, intended by Irish Water to supplement the at-capacity Ringsend wastewater treatment plant.

Irish Times

Cyclists' challenge over Dublin flats succeeds

Dublin Cycling Campaign was entitled to an order quashing An Bord Pleanála’s fast-track permission for a housing development including 741 build-to-rent flats on a site at the rear of Dublin’s Connolly Station because the permission did not include the proposed 135 car parking places that were supposed to be assessed aas part of the application, the High Court has found.

Irish Times

An Taisce disputes County Kilkenny cheese factory approval

An Taisce, the National Trust for Ireland, has taken a legal action against An Bord Pleanála and the State in a bid to overturn planning permission for a continental cheese manufacturing plant in County Kilkenny.

Irish Times

Illegal flats on the Old Kent Road lead to £260k confiscation order

A landlord who pleaded guilty to two offences of failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice served by Southwark Council has been handed a confiscation order of nearly £260,000 after he developed five flats without planning permission that were rented out above commercial premises on the capital’s the Old Kent Road.

Local Government Lawyer