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No breach of natural justice when planning inspector relied on matters not identified as main issues

A planning inspector was not in breach of the rules of natural justice or procedural fairness when she dismissed an appeal against a refusal of planning permission on grounds that had not previously been identified as 'main issues', the Court of Appeal has... 17 Apr 2014

Second reading of HS2 Hybrid Bill to take place on 28 April

The delayed second reading of the Hybrid Bill for the first phase High Speed 2 (HS2), described as the 'planning application' for the new national high-speed rail line, will take place on 28 April, according to the UK government's website. 04 Apr 2014

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High Court reduces Ombudsman-awarded compensation due to local authority "financial pressures"

A recent High Court decision risks "emasculating" the Local Government Ombudsman (LGO), an expert has said, after the judge allowed the authority to pay only one fifth of the compensation awarded against it. 01 Apr 2014

Higgins Report on HS2 cost savings could be a "turning point" for major UK project, says expert

A report on how to cut the costs of the proposed new UK high speed rail line, due to be published on Monday, could prove to be a "turning point" for public and political support for the project, an expert has said. 14 Mar 2014

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