Clientearth, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: SC 29 Apr 2015

The applicant had challenged the failure by the governement to secure appropriate air quality standards. The question had earlier been referred to the ECJ, and the Court now considered the appropriate orders following the ECJ judgment.
Held: The appal was allowed, amd andatory orders were made requiring the Secretary of State to prepare new air quality plans under article 23(1), in accordance with a defined timetable, to end with delivery of the revised plans to the Commission not later than 31 December 2015.

Lord Neuberger, President, Lord Mance, Lord Clarke, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath
[2015] UKSC 28, UKSC 2012/0179
Bailii, Bailii Summary, SC, SC Summary
Directive 2008/50/EC
England and Wales
Appeal fromClientearth, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs CA 30-May-2012
The claimant appealed against refusal of its request for declaratory relief, the respondent having admitted failing to implement the Directive on the control of nitrogen dioxide.
Held: The appeal failed. The judge had been correct that the . .
At First InstanceClientearth, Regina (on The Application of) v Secretary of State for The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Admn 13-Dec-2011
The claimant sought declaratory and mandatory orders in respect of the Government’s failure to comply with emission limits set by Directive 2008/50/EC of the European Parliament and Council of 21 May 2008. Article 13 of that Directive required . .
See AlsoClientearth, Regina (on The Application of) v The Secretary of State for The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs SC 1-May-2013
The court gave its reasons for referring to the ECJ, the question asked of it, as to the failure of the respondent to ensure compliance with the EU Directive on Nitrogen dioxide control, and the consequential orders. However, a declaration was . .
At ECJClientearth v The Secretary of State For The Environment, Food And Rural Affairs ECJ 19-Nov-2014
ECJ Reference for a preliminary ruling – Environment – Air quality – Directive 2008/50/EC – Limit values for nitrogen dioxide – Obligation to apply for postponement of the deadline by submitting an air quality . .
CitedCommission v United Kingdom (Judgment) ECJ 14-Jul-1993
ECJ 1. A Member State which is bound to implement a directive is not entitled to draw the inference from the Commission’ s initial failure to react to a communication addressed to it regarding the manner in which . .

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Updated: 29 December 2021; Ref: scu.546148