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Legal briefs: Watchdog slams Cornwall County Council over 11-year village green decision delay; Dublin’s height stance goes to court

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 20 April-26 April, 2019

Watchdog slams Cornwall County Council over 11-year village green decision delay

The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Cornwall Council over its failure to determine a village green application made more than 11 years ago.

Local Government Lawyer

Dublin’s height stance goes to court

A company linked to developer Johnny Ronan has brought a High Court challenge over Dublin City Council’s legal interpretation of building height guidelines. 

Irish Independent

Poole Bay drilling case

A charity has launched a judicial review challenge over the decision by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to allow drilling for oil in Poole Bay, Dorset.

Local Government Lawyer

Further County Tyrone mine challenge

A group of residents who lost their High Court fight over a proposed gold mine in County Tyrone are to take their case to the Court of Appeal.

Belfast Telegraph

Review for Wokingham prior approval test case

The High Court has granted permission for a judicial review of Wokingham Borough Council’s refusal of a prior approval application outside the time specified in the General Permitted Development Order.

Local Government Lawyer

Supreme Court to hear case on implying condition into planning consent

The Supreme Court will next month hear a London borough’s appeal over whether a condition restricting what can be sold in a retail premises in Streatham should be implied into a planning permission granted by Lambeth Council.

Local Government Lawyer