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18/06/2015

Legal briefs: Supreme Court to hear case on appropriate assessment, EIA and mitigation, deal signed for cinema in Skelmersdale as part of £20m plan

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 13 June-19 June, 2015

Supreme Court to hear case on appropriate assessment, EIA and mitigation

Next week the Supreme Court will hear a key case on appropriate assessments, EIA assessments and mitigation measures. The case centres on the planning permission granted by North Norfolk District Council for a development involving a lorry park and barley silos at a location by the river Wensum that affects both a site of special scientific interest (SSSI) and a Special Area of Conservation.

Local Government

Deal signed for cinema in Skelmersdale as part of £20m plan

London and Cambridge Properties, owner of Skelmersdale’s existing shopping centre, is threatening legal action over proposals by developer St Modwen for a new retail complex including a new cinema in the Lancashire town.

BBC News 

Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in first local plan challenge

The Supreme Court has refused permission for a challenge by campaigners over Suffolk Coastal District Council’s adopted core strategy, concluding that the courts below “were clearly right”, it has emerged.

Local Government Lawyer

Ex-councillor given suspended sentence for forgery, pretending to be barrister

A supreme-court-ref Monika Juneja, a former councillor at Guildford Borough Council who led on planning issues and who pleaded guilty to forging her qualifications and claiming to be a qualified barrister, has been sentenced to 14 months' imprisonment, suspended for two years.

Local Government Lawyer

Developer loses Court of Appeal challenge over neighbourhood plan

The Court of Appeal has rejected  developer Larkfleet Homes’ challenge over site allocation policies in the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan.

Local Government Lawyer

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