Regina v Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council Ex Parte Trustees of the Council for the Protection of Rural England: QBD 26 Oct 1999

The authority gave permission for a new shopping centre up to 600,000 sq ft as an urban project. The Trustees sought that the permission be set aside since the council had not undertaken an environmental impact assessment, and under the EC Treaty they had the right to make such a request. It was held that an individual could not seek to enforce a directive once it had been properly enshrined in a member state’s law. ‘ . . I accept that in exercising discretion with regard to costs . . I should seek to give effect to the overriding objective and should have particular regard to the need, so far as practicable, to ensure that the parties are on an equal footing and that the case is dealt with in a way which is proportionate to the financial position of each party. Those aspects of the overriding objective seem to me to be embedded in any event in the principles laid down in ex p CPAG.’


Richards J


Gazette 13-Jan-2000, CAT 26 October 1999


Town and Country Planning (Assessment of Environmental Effects) Regulations 1988 (1988 No 1199)


England and Wales

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Updated: 11 May 2022; Ref: scu.85293