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Legal briefs: Swansea illegal tree loppers appeal; Cumbria coal mine challenge

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 8 February-14 February, 2020

Swansea illegal tree loppers appeal

A developer and a contractor found guilty of felling an historic redwood and scores of other protected trees on a private housing site in Swansea are appealing against their sentences and fines.

Wales Online

Cumbria coal mine challenge

A campaign group has been granted permission for a judicial review of Cumbria County Council’s decision to allow the first deep coal mine in 30 years in the UK to be built in Whitehaven.

Local Government Lawyer

Stansted Airport development status ruling

A Planning Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge over the transport secretary’s decision to decline to accept that development proposed in a planning application for Stansted Airport forms a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin family hub JR looms

Dublin city councillor Mannix Flynn has been given leave by the High Court to challenge a decision by the city council to develop a family hub for the homeless off Aungier Street.

Irish Times

Developer defeated over Hook neighbourhood plan

A development venture has unsuccessfully mounted a judicial review challenge over Hart District Council’s decision to accept the report of an examiner into a neighbourhood plan for the village of Hook.

Local Government Lawyer

Shannon LNG terminal challenge

Green group Friends of the Irish Environment has been permitted to challenge how the controversial €500 million Shannon LNG terminal and pipeline was included in a list of EU Projects of Community Importance.

Irish Times