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Legal briefs: Stevenage launches legal challenge against local plan holding direction; Canterbury air quality case ruling

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 26 January-1 February, 2019

Stevenage launches legal challenge against local plan holding direction

Stevenage Borough Council has requested a judicial review into the temporary holding direction on its local plan. The council said: “The reasons behind the ongoing delay still remain unclear.”  

The Planner

Canterbury air quality case ruling

The communities secretary was not obliged to call in a planning application for a development that might affect air quality, the Court of Appeal has decided following a case involving proposals for a 4,000-home development in Canterbury.

Local Government Lawyer

Planning inspector in the dock over Bedfordshire housing appeal

A planning inspector failed to take proper account of another inspector’s earlier conclusions on a similar issue, the High Court has decided, in quashing the second inspector’s ruling over an application to build 135 homes at Henlow submitted to Central Bedfordshire Council.

Local Government Lawyer

Funding sought for Howth housing challenge

A Labour senator is organising support for a judicial review to overturn fast-track approval for a 164-apartment development in Howth, north County Dublin.

Irish Times

Aberdeen FC stadium plans go to court

The judicial review of Aberdeen Football Club’s plans for a new stadium was heard at the Court of Session this week. 

Scottish Construction Now