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Legal briefs: Wiltshire loses village homes appeal challenge; Key unauthorised encampment injunction ruling

Words: Roger Milne

A round-up of legal news: 15 January-21 January, 2022

Wiltshire loses village homes appeal challenge

Wiltshire Council has lost on all three grounds of its challenge to the decision of a planning inspector appointed by the secretary of state for housing communities and local government to allow a residential development it had refused on a publicly accessible village green on a field in the village of Broad Town.

Local Government Lawyer

Key unauthorised encampment injunction ruling

A High Court judge was wrong to hold that the court cannot grant final injunctions against unauthorised encampments that would prevent newcomers from occupying and trespassing on land, said the Court of Appeal. This ruling came following a case involving the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham with 15 other local authorities as interested parties.

Local Government Lawyer

Judgment reserved in County Kilkenny cheese factory wrangle

Ireland’s Supreme Court has reserved its judgment over the challenge mounted by An Taisce (Ireland’s National Trust) over An Bord Pleanála’s June 2020 permission for Glanbia’s €140 million cheese factory proposed for Belview in County Kilkenny. The case centres on the extent to which the planning board should have considered and assessed the plant’s upstream consequences, arising from off-site milk production, in respect of the EIA, Habitats, and Water Framework directives.

Irish Times

Goatstown development trees removal permitted

A developer can carry out certain clearance works on a site for a €160 million student accommodation project near University College Dublin pending the hearing of a challenge to its planning permission, the High Court has ruled. This ruling means that some trees can be removed from the former site of Our Lady’s Grove school in Goatstown, earmarked for a fast-track 698-bed eight-block scheme proposed by developers Colbeam Ltd.

Irish Times

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