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Legal briefs: Yorkshire fracking challenge; Oxford-Cambridge road link heads to court?

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 29 September-5 October

Yorkshire fracking challenge

A community group from Harthill in Yorkshire is bringing a legal challenge against the communities secretary over whether a planning inquiry involving fracking was properly conducted.

Local Government Lawyer

Oxford-Cambridge road link heads to court?

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust has threatened a legal challenge against Highways England and the Department for Transport over their chosen route for the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway.

The Wildlife Trusts

Deptford wildlife garden wrangle 

A judge has confirmed Lewisham Council’s right to possession of a wildlife garden in Deptford as part of a housing project, but said it cannot take place until seven days after a High Court judge holds an oral hearing into whether to grant permission for a judicial review challenge.

Local Government Lawyer

Dates for Aberdeen stadium JR

Court dates have been set for the judicial review into Aberdeen Football Club's plans for a new stadium at Kingsford, near Westhill.

BBC News

Nuclear mud dump row moves to Welsh Assembly

Campaigners have withdrawn their legal challenge against mud from alongside a nuclear power site in Somerset being dumped off Cardiff Bay. The issue will be debated in the Senedd instead.

BBC News

More mediation over Sheffield tree felling

A second round of mediation is to take place later this month in a bid to resolve the long-running legal and planning dispute over Sheffield City Council’s programme of felling street trees.

Local Government Lawyer

Shannon LNG terminal challenge 

Friends of the Irish Environment has secured permission to bring a High Court challenge over An Bord Pleanála’s decision to extend planning permission for a liquid natural gas terminal on the Shannon estuary.

Irish Times