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Legal briefs: Supreme Court ruling settles Carmarthenshire turbine row; Key Supreme Court ruling on listed buildings

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 16 May-22 May, 2020

Supreme Court ruling settles Carmarthenshire turbine row

The Supreme Court has refused Welsh ministers’ application for permission to appeal a ruling that s.73 permissions cannot alter the description of development, following a protracted legal saga over the permitted height of wind turbines at a site in Rhydcwmerau, Carmarthenshire.

Local Government Lawyer

Key Supreme Court ruling on listed buildings

Planning inspectors should reconsider whether two lead urns that were placed on top of limestone piers at a historic house were ‘buildings’ or not, the Supreme Court has decided. This is a key ruling over what constitutes a listed building following a case involving enforcement action taken by Stratford-on-Avon District Council.

Local Government Lawyer

ABP loses challenge over court jurisdiction

A High Court judge has refused An Bord Pleanála’s bid to appeal the overturning of the board’s permission for a biogas plant in County Meath, in a case that centred on the court’s jurisdiction in analysing the agency’s decisions.

Irish Times

South Cambridgeshire accepts consultation failure over Longstanton drainage condition

South Cambridgeshire District Council has agreed to the High Court quashing its decision to discharge conditions relating to water drainage for a residential development in the village of Longstanton, which locals had not been able to comment on before determination.

Local Government Lawyer