Downs v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Admn 14 Nov 2008

The claimant challenged the rules introduced by the defendant for controlling the spraying of crops, saying that they did not comply with European obligations. She lived in a house surrounded by fields which were regularly sprayed and had suffered injury.
Held: The Regulations had not taken into account all the elements required by the Directive, including the need to account for risks to human health.
Collins J
[2008] EWHC 2666 (Admin), Times 01-Dec-2008
Plant Protection Products Regulations 2005 (SI 2005 No 1435), Directive 91/414/EEC (OJ 1991 L30/1)
England and Wales

Updated: 27 February 2021; Ref: scu.277930