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Supreme Court hear further argument in Edwards case on environmental costs.

The Supreme Court (Lord Neuberger;  Lord Hope; Lord Mance; Lord Carnwath and Lord Clarke) today heard further argument in the case of R. (Edwards) v Environment Agency & Others.

This follows the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in Case C-260/11 (on 11 April 2013) in response to a reference made by the Supreme Court in this matter on 15 December 2010 ([2011] 1 W.L.R. 79).

The case concerns the meaning of not prohibitively expensive in the context of environmental proceedings covered by Directive 2003/35/EC the Public Participation Directive.

James Eadie QC and James Maurici QC appeared for the Environment Agency and the Secretaries of State.