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Legal briefs: Stratford-on-Avon confidentiality case; Co Tyrone mine’s water conditions ditched

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 2 November-8 November 2019

Stratford-on-Avon confidentiality case

A resident who complained about the conduct of a councillor at Stratford-on-Avon District Council over a planning matter has secured a fresh hearing over the council’s refusal to disclose advice given by an independent person.

Local Government Lawyer

Co Tyrone mine’s water conditions ditched

Water discharge consent arrangements at an exploratory gold mine site in Co Tyrone are to be quashed, a High Court judge  has ordered, after the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs decided it was not in the public interest to defend legal action brought by a local resident.

Belfast Telegraph

Guildford local plan goes to court

A Planning Court judge has been hearing a series of challenges to Guildford Borough Council’s local plan.

Local Government Lawyer

Ryedale DC ordered to disclose QC’s briefing over Malton sites

The First-tier Tribunal has ordered Ryedale District Council to disclose the briefing question it sent to a Queen’s Counsel seeking advice on a motion in which councillors sought for competing retail planning applications  for sites in Malton to be ‘called in’.

Local Government Lawyer

Notts couple fined heavily following Broxtowe DC enforcement case

A Nottinghamshire couple have landed a £20,000 fine after being found guilty of planning infringements relating to outbuildings and a fish pond which were the subject of enforcement procedures brought by Broxtowe Borough Council.

Local Government Lawyer

Carmarthenshire wind turbine ruling goes against inspector

A planning inspector exceeded her powers in a case concerning permission for Carmarthenshire wind turbines, the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Local Government Lawyer