Environmental Protection in UK Law

Leading Cases
  • Nicola Squire v Shropshire Council
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 06 Jul 2018

    He was able to advise the Defendant Council, on the basis of his experience and expertise, that localised odour from manure spreading is short—lived where agricultural best practice takes place and that whilst stockpiled manure produces odour for a time until a crust forms thereafter there is little odour.

  • South Bucks District Council v Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions and another
    • House of Lords
    • 01 Jul 2004

    They must enable the reader to understand why the matter was decided as it was and what conclusions were reached on the "principal important controversial issues", disclosing how any issue of law or fact was resolved. The reasoning must not give rise to a substantial doubt as to whether the decision-maker erred in law, for example by misunderstanding some relevant policy or some other important matter or by failing to reach a rational decision on relevant grounds.

  • Environment Agency v Biffa Waste Services Ltd
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 12 Dic 2006

    I have set out the required monitoring methodology in detail because it demonstrates, first, the extent of the operator's duty to monitor and, secondly, the close co-operation contemplated between the operator and the officers of the Environment Agency in achieving environmental protection. The procedure provided does not support a construction of 2.6.12 which gives the first and last word in determining whether a breach of condition has occurred to the officer of the Agency.

  • South Lakeland District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another
    • Court of Appeal
    • 12 Mar 1991

    First, that which is desirable is the preservation or enhancement of the character or appearance of the conservation area. Second, the statute does not in terms require that a development must perform a preserving or enhancing function. Such a requirement would have been a stringent one which many an inoffensive proposal would have been inherently incapable of satisfying. In my judgment character or appearance can be said to be preserved where they are not harmed.

  • Clientearth (No.2) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Mayor of London and Others (Interested Parties)
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 02 Nov 2016

    But I reject any suggestion that the state can have any regard to cost in fixing the target date for compliance or in determining the route by which the compliance can be achieved where one route produces results quicker than another. In those respects the determining consideration has to be the efficacy of the measure in question and not their cost. That, it seems to me, flows inevitably from the requirements in the Article to keep the exceedance period as short as possible.

  • United Kingdom Renderers Association Ltd v Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions
    • Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
    • 31 Jul 2001

  • South Lakeland District Council v Secretary of State for the Environment and Another
    • House of Lords
    • 30 Ene 1992

    There is no dispute that the intention of section 277(8) is that planning decisions in respect of development proposed to be carried out in a conservation area must give a high priority to the objective of preserving or enhancing the character or appearance of the area.

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Law Firm Commentaries
  • International trade law and environmental protection – a new era?
    • JD Supra United Kingdom
    • Allen & Overy LLP
    • 10 de Noviembre de 2016
    The UK’s decision to leave the EU has raised inevitable questions about whether the UK will continue to align itself to European environmental laws and standards or take a divergent path. There is ...
  • EPA Seeks Joint Applications from U.S. and UK Partners Regarding Nano Research
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Bergeson & Campbell, PC
    • 9 de Abril de 2009
    On March 31, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the funding opportunity for its joint U.S. — United Kingdom (UK) Research Program: Environmental Behavior, Bioavailabilit...
    ...On March 31, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the funding opportunity for its joint ......
  • Post-Brexit Environmental Principles and Governance Bill Consultation Launches in UK
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Latham & Watkins LLP
    • 18 de Mayo de 2018
    Consultation document proposes replacing the European Commission with a new environmental watchdog, among other recommendations. By Paul A. Davies and Michael D. Green The UK government has announc...
    ...... relation to the proposed new Environmental Principles and Governance Bill, which aims to ensure maintained and strengthened environmental protection following the UK’s exit from the EU. While this particular consultation, which was announced on 10 May, relates to England, the government has ......
  • EPA Announces Joint Research Partnership with UK Agencies Regarding the Behavior and Effects of Nanomaterials in the Environment
    • LexBlog United Kingdom
    • Bergeson & Campbell, PC
    • 5 de Enero de 2009
    On December 29, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is in the process of finalizing a major joint research effort with a number of United Kingdom (UK) agencies th...
    ...On December 29, 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is in the process of finalizing ......
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