- Court of Appeal quashes permission for chicken farm as EIA failed to assess indirect offsite impacts (Squire v Shropshire Council)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the legal and policy background to the case?
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What did the court find?
- Environmental permit
- Section 31(2A) of the Senior Courts Act 1981
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Squire v Shropshire Council, the Court of Appeal found that an environmental impact assessment (EIA) carried out for an intensive chicken farm was incomplete, in that it failed to assess the odour and dust impacts which would be caused by storing and spreading on neighbouring land the manure created by the chickens. The EIA thus lacked an adequate assessment of the direct and indirect environmental effects of the proposed development, vitiating the grant by Shropshire Council (the Council) of planning permission for the facility.
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