Recent climate bills in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

The Republic of Ireland approved a landmark Climate Bill putting Ireland on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050. A Climate Change Bill was also introduced in Northern Ireland with the aim of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.

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Councils – don’t lose the right to charge CIL

In a recent case, a series of events meant that a council was prevented from charging CIL. The case of R (on the application of Trent) v Hertsmere Borough Council [2021] acts as a useful reminder of the steps that need to be taken.

Council wins appeal on sale of former school site

Last month the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council, concerning ‘section 2 reverter’ under the School Sites Act 1841. The judges unanimously allowed the appeal, finding in favour of the Council.

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