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18/12/2014

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.

Out-Law

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 

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