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Legal round-up: Arrests made at Runnymede ‘Magna Carta’ squatters’ eviction

Words: Roger Milne
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A round-up of legal news: 12 September-18 September, 2015

Arrests made at Runnymede ‘Magna Carta’ squatters’ eviction

Squatters on land near the Magna Carta memorial in Surrey have lost their legal battle to stay on the site that owner Orchid Runnymede has planning permission to develop for student accommodation, a care home for the elderly, affordable housing and an estate of private homes.

BBC News

Willesden kebab shop loses High Court bid to stay open until 5am

A Willesden kebab shop in West London has lost a High Court battle over a planning condition that limits its opening hours to 11pm.

Brent & Kilburn Times

Waltham St Lawrence gypsy camp: Man guilty of enforcement breach

A man has been found guilty of breaching an enforcement notice in relation to the illegal development of a gypsy camp at a site in Berkshire’s green belt.

BBC News

Grimston beagle-breeding farm judicial review bid

An animal protection group campaigning against the breeding of dogs for medical experiments has applied for a judicial review of the planning permission granted by former communities secretary Sir Eric Pickles for a site in East Yorkshire.

BBC News

District council appoints nplaw to £100k contract advising on s.106 agreements

Nplaw has won a two-year, £100,000 contract to provide s.106 drafting and negotiating services for Maldon District Council in Essex.

PublicLaw Today