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16/08/2019

Legal briefs: Swansea developer guilty of illegal tree felling; Success for Portstewart hotel consent challenge

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 10 August-16 August, 2019

Swansea developer guilty of illegal tree felling

A developer, his company and his tree contractor have all been found guilty of being involved in the illegal felling of a giant 200-year-old redwood and other safeguarded trees at a Swansea housing development site and will be sentenced next month following a case brought by the city council.

Wales Online

Success for Portstewart hotel consent challenge

Ulster Unionist politician Jim Allister has won his legal challenge over the planning permission granted by Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council for a new £20 million hotel and leisure resort near Portstewart, County Derry, which has now been quashed.

Irish Times

Planning quashed for village development near Bury St Edmunds

The High Court has quashed planning permission granted by Babergh District Council against the advice of its officers for a six-house development in the village of Hartest near Bury St Edmunds.

Local Government Lawyer

Khan faces Kensington hotel permission JR

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea has submitted a claim for judicial review against the Mayor of London’s decision to grant planning permission for a major hotel development in Kensington against the wishes of the West London council and many residents.

Local Government Lawyer

Challenge over air pollution from Southall development site

West London campaign group Clean Air for Southall and Hayes is raising money for a crowdfunded challenge for a public nuisance claim against Berkeley Group over the development of the Southall Gasworks site, renamed Southall Waterside. It could also involve action against the London Borough of Ealing and the Environment Agency for not taking enforcement action against Berkeley over air pollution issues.

Local Government Lawyer

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