High Court supports EIA
In R (Swire) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government  EWHC 1298 (Admin), the High Court has quashed a planning permission and held that the Secretary of State unlawfully decided permission could be granted without an environmental impact assessment (EIA) first being undertaken.The Court held that it was unlawful to assume that effective remediation works could be worked out in the course of the development. It was also held that there was a lack of expert evidence and risk
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