- Scope of environmental damage considered for the first time
- Original news
- What is the background to the case?
- What were the grounds of claim?
- What was the key issue in the case?
- Ground 1—'environmental damage' in the context of natural habitats
- Ground 3—'environmental damage' in the context of water
- Ground 6—the duty to require preventative measures
- Did the case raise any other interesting points?
- What are the implications of the case?
- What are the next steps?
Environment analysis: Is liability for environmental damage limited to damage which results in a deterioration of the environmental condition? In R v Natural Resources Wales, the Administrative Court considered the scope of environmental damage for the first time, and addressed a number of interesting definitional and practical points about the application of the environmental damage regime (EDR).
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