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Friends of The Earth Ltd and Another, Regina (on The Application of) v North Yorkshire County Council and Another: Admn 20 Dec 2016

Claim for judicial review of a decision by the defendant council to grant planning permission for hydraulic fracturing, or ‘fracking’ on a site Lang DBE J [2016] EWHC 3303 (Admin) Bailii Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 England and Wales Planning Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.572716

Gilbert v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: CA 3 Mar 2015

Claimant’s appeal with permission against a decision of Supperstone J in judicial review proceedings. By his judgment, Supperstone J declined to quash (1) the screening direction made by the Secretary of State pursuant to regulation 16 of the 2011 regulations and (2) the grant of a planning permission the next day by the Harborough District … Continue reading Gilbert v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: CA 3 Mar 2015

Commercial Estates Group Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 3 Oct 2014

Claimant’s renewed application for permission to bring Judicial Review Proceedings to challenge the Secretary of State’s screening direction to the effect that a residential development proposed by the second and third Interested Parties does not constitute ‘EIA Development’ within the meaning of the 2011 Regulations. Stuart-Smith J [2014] EWHC 3089 (Admin) Bailii Town and Country … Continue reading Commercial Estates Group Ltd v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 3 Oct 2014

Champion, Regina (on The Application of) v North Norfolk District Council and Another: SC 22 Jul 2015

‘The appeal concerns a proposed development by Crisp Maltings Group Ltd (‘CMGL’) at their Great Ryburgh plant in Norfolk, in the area of the North Norfolk District Council (‘the council’). It was opposed by the appellant, Mr Matthew Champion, a member of the Ryburgh Village Action Group. The proposal involved the erection of two silos … Continue reading Champion, Regina (on The Application of) v North Norfolk District Council and Another: SC 22 Jul 2015

Save Britain’s Heritage, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 14 May 2010

The claimant challenged the order allowing the demolition of a disused listed building saying that the Direction was contrary to European law in not requiring an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). The Secretary of State said an EIA was not required for a demolition. Held: The challenge was rejected. Whether an EIA was required for a … Continue reading Save Britain’s Heritage, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Others: Admn 14 May 2010

Champion v North Norfolk District Council and Another: Admn 7 May 2013

The claimant challenged the grant of planning permission for the erection of silos for the storage of barley. He said that the development might adversely impact on a nearby Site of Special Scientific Interest. Held: The judicial review succeeded. The planning committee would have been entitled on the material before them in 2011 rationally to … Continue reading Champion v North Norfolk District Council and Another: Admn 7 May 2013