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Key issue: Does the “not prohibitively expensive” requirement in Art 11 of Directive 2011/92/EU have direct effect and what is the temporal application of that rule? The CJEU went on to confirm that…
Duty to give reasons: The Supreme Court explained the extent of the duty on local planning authorities to give reasons for their decisions to grant planning permission, including where applications…
Standing – Those affected or likely to be affected by environmental damage must have access to justice to challenge such damage; this includes those with use rights that have been affected (such as…
Standing – Environmental NGOs must be able to challenge decisions made within the framework of water law permit procedures. Where participation as a party to the administrative procedure is required…
Key issue: The right of environmental NGOs to ask a Court order to communicate air quality data to the European Commission and to draft a comprehensive air quality plan. Key words: civil proceedings…
Standing for the public concerned – An administrative authorisation procedure for a project likely to have a significant effect on the environment may not be concluded if an ENGO’s request to be…
Appeal against a cantonal decision of shooting protected birds in order to regulate their population; access to justice – a decision by public authorities that may have an impact on nature protection…
Definition of a "public authority" - undertakings, such as the water companies concerned, which provide public services relating to the environment are under the control of a body or person falling…
Access to product information - Interpretation of the obligation under the REACH Regulation to provide information on the presence of a substance of very high concern in an article. The main question…
Charges for supplying environmental information - such charges should include only other costs that do not arise from the establishment and maintenance of the registers, lists and facilities for…