Judge slams ‘opaque’ social housing legislation

A High Court judge has criticised the ‘‘opaque’’ drafting of legislation which requires developers to provide social housing for local councils in new developments.

24th November, 2007

A High Court judge has criticised the ‘‘opaque’’ drafting of legislation which requires developers to provide social housing for local councils in new developments.

Mr Justice Frank Clarke was giving judgment in relation to legal costs in an action brought by Cork County Council against arbitrator John Shackleton and Murphy Construction (Carrigtwohill).

The council had challenged the arbitrator’s decision supporting Murphy Construct ion’s calculation of the number of houses to be...

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