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Legal briefs: Supreme Court mulls Forest of Dean turbine fund dispute; Judgement pending for key village green case

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 20 July-26 July, 2019

Supreme Court mulls Forest of Dean turbine fund dispute

The Supreme Court has sat for the first time in Wales and heard a dispute over whether Forest of Dean District Council was entitled to consider as a material consideration for a wind turbine application the offer of a community benefit fund donation.

Local Government Lawyer

Judgement pending for key village green case

Judgement has been reserved in a co-joined Supreme Court case involving a village green registration in Lancashire and the status of publicly accessible land held by a public authority, an NHS Trust, in Surrey.

Local Government Lawyer

Essex Council sees off challenge to planner’s farm conversion stance

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge over the stance taken by a planning official over proposals for the conversions of farm buildings into a residential development determined by Maldon District Council in Essex.

Cornerstone Barristers

Peat extraction ruling

A 'wholesale' legal ban preventing enforcement action over unlicensed large-scale peat extraction activity has been lifted by the High Court pending a challenge by Friends of the Irish Environment over the validity of the Planning and Development (Exempted Development) Regulations 2019. 

Irish Times