Case Law >> When SEA is required?
Hayley Tam and Jen Hawkings from LexisPSL examine two recent cases on strategic environmental assessmentIt has been an important year for cases on strategic environmental assessment (SEA). In March 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union delivered a significant judgment on the scope of the SEA
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.