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This month's planning highlights include: Pickles' Ministerial statement; the Welsh Government's consultation on changes to EIA Regulations; further...
30th Apr
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Environment analysis: As HS2 continues to throw-up new controversies, a recent case has highlighted the issue of local authorities having the costs of...
26th Mar
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Environment analysis: Are the costs for environmental judicial review in the UK still too high to comply with the Aarhus Convention? The Aarhus...
13th Mar
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Environment analysis: When will the right to public access to information on the environment override business’s right to protect their data? Simon...
12th May
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Environment analysis: Could biodiversity offsetting put unique habitats at risk? Jake White, legal adviser at Friends of the Earth, believes there are...
21st Nov
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Environment analysis: A government taskforce, headed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), has produced an attack on the...
25th Oct
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Environment analysis: The decision in ClientEarth v European Commission has severely limited the potential for the Aarhus Convention to be invoked...
4th Oct
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Environment analysis: Heather Sargent, a barrister at Landmark Chambers, discusses the Advocate General’s Opinion in Fish Legal and suggests the case...
2nd Oct
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Environment analysis: Alistair Mills, a barrister at Landmark Chambers, discusses a recent Advocate General’s Opinion and advises lawyers to look out...
26th Sep
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Planning analysis: What happens next after the Court of Appeal’s ruling rejecting the latest challenge to High Speed 2 (HS2)? This is the second time...
30th Jul
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Environment analysis: The EU is consulting on whether to introduce legislation to address the ad hoc manner in which the Aarhus Convention has been...
15th Jul
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Environment analysis: Planning authorities are not required to carry out Natural England’s role when deciding whether there would be a breach of the...
8th May
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Environment analysis: The Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a consultation seeking views on ways to simplify and...
4th Jan
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Environment analysis: The Ministerial Statement on civil sanctions limits the range of enforcement options available for SME breaches and may increase...
15th Nov
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The Advocate-General (A-G) has given her opinion to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in C-260/11 Edwards v Environment Agency....
30th Oct
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Applications for judicial review of planning decisions in relation to environmental impact assessment (EIA) were allowed. The local authority took too...
7th Aug
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An inspector’s decision to continue with a site visit in the absence of the appellant was an error of law. The appellant could have been prejudiced by...
27th Jun
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A challenge against a local planning authority’s procedure for adopting its joint core strategy (JCS) succeeded. The Strategic Environmental...
22nd Mar
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Defra was entitled to rely on two further exceptions in the Environmental Information Regulations in its notice of appeal to the First-tier Tribunal,...
12th Jan
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With effect from 3 January 2012 Natural England has power to apply civil sanctions where appropriate as an alternative to criminal prosecution. It may...
12th Jan

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