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Legal briefs: Splott incinerator protesters lose legal challenge

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

A round-up of legal news: 13 December-19 December, 2014

Court of Appeal upholds that NPPF effected ‘radical’ change to assessment of housing need

The Court of Appeal has highlighted that the National Planning Policy Framework has instigated a radical change to the approach taken by local authorities when assessing housing need as it upheld an earlier High Court decision challenging the Solihull Local Plan.


Splott incinerator protesters lose legal challenge

Campaigners have lost their legal bid to block a giant energy from waste plant earmarked for a site in Cardiff.

BBC News 

Crown court slams landlord

A Southall landlord who illegally converted a family house and garden outbuilding into six substandard flats has been ordered by Isleworth Crown Court to hand over more than £66,000 after a West London’s Ealing Council secured a confiscation order under proceeds of crime legislation.

Ealing Council 

Veolia takes Barnfield incinerator fight to High Court

A waste company has gone to the High Court to challenge a decision to refuse the building of a £1 billion energy-from-waste plant in Hertfordshire.

BBC News