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Legal briefs: Supreme Court trashes Irish Government’s climate change plan; Part of Inverclyde LDP ruled out of order

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 1 August-7 August, 2020

Supreme Court trashes Irish Government’s climate change plan

The Irish Republic’s Supreme Court has torpedoed the government’s ‘excessively vague and aspirational’ strategy to combat climate change.

The Planner

Part of Inverclyde LDP ruled out of order

Five Scottish housing developers have succeeded in challenging a section of the Inverclyde Local Development Plan (LDP) dealing with housing land supply because of inappropriate methodology. The case was heard in the Inner House of the Court of Session. 

Scottish Housing News

Developer wins battle over Raheny scheme

Developer Crekav Trading GP Ltd has won its High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for a development of 536 housing units on lands near St Anne’s Park in Raheny against the advice of the inspector who had recommended the green light.

Irish Times

Kildare housing target change heads to court

A developer has launched a High Court challenge over a decision by Kildare County Council to slash housing targets for the county.

Irish Times

ABP in Dalkey debacle

An Bord Pleanála (ABP) has indicated that it will consent to the High Court quashing the permission it gave in June last year to Bartra Capital for a contentious development at Bulloch Harbour in the south County Dublin village of Dalkey.  

Irish Times

Hillingdon Council wins appeal over HS2 planning applications

The Court of Appeal has allowed Hillingdon Council’s appeal over a High Court ruling in respect of the submission of planning applications by HS2 Ltd under the HS2 Act.

Local Government Lawyer

Crowd funding bid for Liverpool zipwire judicial review 

Campaigners are seeking to crowd fund a judicial review challenge over the decision of the planning committee at Liverpool City Council to approve the creation of an adventure zip wire across the city centre.

Local Government Lawyer