- Government unlawfully consulted on fracking policy in NPPF and failed to consider relevant scientific evidence (Stephenson v SHCLG)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What is the legal and policy background to the case?
- Written Ministerial Statement
- What is the factual background to the case?
- What did the court find?
- Material considerations
- Obligations under the CCA 2008
- Case details
Planning analysis: In Stephenson v SHCLG, the High Court held that the government’s consultation on the inclusion in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) of a policy statement supporting the exploration and extraction of on-shore oil and gas development was unlawful, and failed to take into account new scientific evidence on emissions.
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