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Core joint strategy must consider 'in-combination' effects on SAC (Wealden BC v CLG)

Published on: 22 March 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Core joint strategy must consider 'in-combination' effects on SAC (Wealden BC v CLG)
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Planning analysis: In Wealden DC, the court quashed parts of a joint core strategy. The local authorities had acted unlawfully in concluding, on advice from Natural England, that the strategy would not likely have a significant effect on the Special Area of Conservation (SAC) in combination with the existing Wealden Core Strategy and therefore breached Article 6(3) of the Habitats Directive. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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