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Air Quality Plan held to be unlawful

The High Court today held that the Government’s Air Quality Plan was unlawful as it was not in compliance with the Air Quality Directive. This was the follow up to ClientEarth’s case in the Supreme Court when the Government was ordered to produce an Air Quality Plan by December 2015. ClientEarth successfully argued that the Plan that was produced was in breach of the Directive because it failed to ensure compliance in as short a time as possible. Garnham J upheld ClientEarth’s challenge.

ClientEarth were represented by Nathalie Lieven QC.