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This two-part CPDcast series is aimed at practitioners interested in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Habitats Directive. The EIA Directive (85/337 as amended) and the Habitats Directive (92/43) have provided ample opportunities for those seeking to challenge decisions to grant planning permission. In this podcast series Neil Cameron QC will discuss some recent developments in this area. Part One of the series will focus on EIA and Part Two on the Habitats Directive.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011 and the changes that have been brought in with them;
  • Understand issues that have arisen at the screening stage that can be particularly problematic;
  • Be aware of recent developments to the Assessment stage;
  • Understand the result of absent or inadequate strategic environmental assessments;
  • Be aware of the relevance of the protection given to European Protected Species at the planning application stage;
  • Know the correct approach to follow to ensure Appropriate Assesment at the Screening and Assessment stages.;
  • Understand what a negative assessment will mean for an application;
  • Be aware of developments on the point of delay in Judicial Review proceedings relating to breaches of EIA Directive.
Level:
Specialist Difficulty: 5 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Guidelines for the Assessment of Indirect and Cumulative Impacts as well as Impact Interactions’ (May 1999);
  • Bateman v. South Cambridgeshire DC [2011] EWCA Civ 157;
  • Berkeley v Secretary of State for the Environment [2001] 2 AC 63;
  • Boggis, Eason Bavents Conservation v Natural England [2009] EWCA Civ 1061;
  • Britannia Assets (UK) Limited v. Secretary of State [2011] EWHC 1908 (Admin);
  • Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest v. Vlaamse Gewest C-275/09 (CJEU);
  • Cala Homes v. Secretary of State [2010] EWHC 2866 (Admin);
  • Chetwynd v. South Norfolk DC [2010] EWHC 1070 (Admin);
  • Commission v. Greece Case C-103/00;
  • Commission v. Ireland Case C-50/09;
  • Commission v. Spain C-308/08;
  • Commission v. Spain Case C-221/04;
  • Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) (Amendment) (England and Wales) Regulations 2009 Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010 (“the 2010 Habitats Regulations”);
  • Edwards v Environment Agency [2008] EKHL 22;
  • EIA Directive (85/337 as amended);
  • Habitats Directive (92/43);
  • Hargreaves v. Secretary of State [2011] EWHC 1999 (Admin) Landelijke Vereniging tot Behoud van de Waddenzee, Nederlandse Vereniging tot Bescherming van Vogels v Staatssecretaris Van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Visserij [2005] Env. L.R. 14;
  • Morge v. Hampshire County Council [2010] PTSR 1882;
  • Morge v. Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC 2;
  • R (Baker) v. Bath and North East Somerset Council [2010] 1 P & CR 4;
  • R (Birch) v. Barnsley MBC [2010] EWCA Civ 1180;
  • R (Brown) v. Carlisle City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 523;
  • R (Condron) v. Merthyr Tydfil BC [2010] EWCA Civ 534;
  • R (Friends of the Earth) v. Environment Agency [2004] Env LR 31;
  • R (Hart DC) v. Secretary of State [2008] 2 P. & C.R. 16;
  • R (Helford Village Company) v. Kerrier DC [2009] EWHC 400 (Admin);
  • R (Hulme) v. Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2010] EWHC 2386 (Admin);
  • R (Mellor) v. Secretary of State (case C-75/08) [2010] Env LR 18;
  • R (Newsum) v. Welsh Assembly [2004] EWCA Civ 1565;
  • R (Renfree) v Secretary of State [2011] EWCA Civ 863 ;
  • R (Save Britain’s Heritage) v. Secretary of State [2011] EWCA Civ 334;
  • R (U and Partners (East Anglia) Limited) v. The Broads Authority [2011] EWHC 1824 (Admin);
  • R (Warley) v. Wealden DC [2011] EWHC 2083 (Admin);
  • R (Woolley) v. East Cheshire Borough Council [2010] Env LR 5 ;
  • R(Buglife) v Medway Council [2011] EWHC 746 (Admin);
  • Save Historic Newmarket Ltd v. Forest Heath DC [2011] EWHC 606 (Admin);
  • The Conservation (Natural Habitats &c) (Amendment) Regulations 2007;
  • The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2011;
  • Town and Country Planning (Demolition- Description of Buildings) Direction 1995;
  • Uniplex (United Kingdom) Limited v. NHS Business Services Authority [2010] PTSR 1377;
  • WWF v. Bozen [2000] 1 C.M.L.R. 149.
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In this two-part CPDcast series, Neil Cameron QC from Landmark Chambers discusses recent developments in Environmental Impact Assessment and the Habitats Directive.

Date added: 13/01/2011

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