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The Secretary of State for Transport erred in law in failing to take the Paris Agreement into account when designating the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) under the Planning Acts 2008.
Right to legal aid of non-governmental organizations – The Supreme Court of Spain declared null and void its own decisions approving the costs assessment that the “Instituto Internacional de Derecho…
Standing to challenge air quality plans in Poland
Standing of environmental NGOs in species protection case.
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…
Environmental NGO standing in administrative sanctioning procedure.
Access to justice for the public concerned to challenge air quality plans
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…
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…