- Core joint strategy must consider 'in-combination' effects on SAC (Wealden BC v CLG)
- Original news
- What is the significance of the decision for authorities and developers?
- What is the legislation background to the case?
- What was the factual background to the case?
- Why did the court uphold WDC's challenge?
- Case details
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.
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