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Government unlawfully consulted on fracking policy in NPPF and failed to consider relevant scientific evidence (Stephenson v SHCLG)

Published on: 08 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • 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
  • NPPF
  • Consultation
  • What is the factual background to the case?
  • What did the court find?
  • Consultation
  • Material considerations
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Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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