Feb 10, 2020
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency has appointed three law firms to provide legal advice and advocacy services in respect of corporate and operational matters relating to its functions.
Feb 07, 2020
A campaign group has been granted permission for a judicial review of Cumbria County Council’s decision to allow the first deep coal mine in 30 years in the UK to be built.
Jan 31, 2020
The Government this week re-introduced its Environment Bill to Parliament, claiming that measures contained in the legislation would “ensure that local authorities have a clear framework for tackling air pollution and simple to use powers to address pollution in their areas”.
Jan 27, 2020
Bristol City Council will introduce two ‘citizens’ assemblies’ pilot schemes within the year in an effort to increase the involvement of citizens in the council’s decision-making process.
Jan 16, 2020
The Government has launched a Joint Unit for Waste Crime (JUWC) bringing together law enforcement agencies, environmental regulators, HMRC and the National Crime Agency from across the UK to target waste criminals.
Jan 16, 2020
A local resident has seen all four grounds for judicial review rejected in her challenge to Shropshire Council’s planning consent for a sand and gravel extraction project.
Jan 03, 2020
A new inquest into the death of 9 year-old Ella Kissi-Debrah will be held November or December this year, following the ordering of a new inquest by the high court last year.
Dec 30, 2019
East Suffolk Council has been threatened with a judicial review of its decision to grant planning permission for development of a nuclear power site.
Dec 18, 2019
A former Waverley Borough Council officer has been convicted of making false air quality readings.
Dec 18, 2019
A campaign group has so far raised £5,845 to try to mount a legal challenge to a planned car park in Canterbury.
Dec 03, 2019
Court of Appeal rejects challenge to environmental permit for waste incineration plant over error in supporting information
The Court of Appeal last month rejected a claim that an environmental permit granted by the Environment Agency for a waste incineration plant was vitiated by an error made in the permit application.
Nov 07, 2019
A local campaigner is seeking to crowdfund the money needed to launch a judicial review of Surrey County Council’s decision to allow expanded oil drilling near Horley.
Oct 18, 2019
The Court of Appeal has this week begun hearing an appeal from five councils, the Mayor of London and Greenpeace over the Government’s decision to approve Heathrow expansion.