Environmental Assessment (Environmental Outcomes)

Landmark barristers have a wealth of experience in relation to environmental impact assessment, having provided representation at inquiries, in High Court challenges, the House of Lords, Supreme Court, and the European Court in matters raising the EIA regime.


Members of Landmark have been significantly involved in environmental impact assessment since its introduction in 1988 both in terms of assisting on the production of environmental statements for applications (including for legislation authorising Crossrail and HS2) and advising and representing clients at inquiries and in court: we have acted in the UK Courts at all levels and in the Court of Justice of the EU. Leading cases involving Landmark members include:

  • R v Durham CC ex p Huddleston [2000]
  • Berkeley v Secretary of State [2000]
  • R. (Wells) v Secretary of State [2004]
  • Commission v UK [2006], R (Barker) v Bromley LBC [2006]
  • Finn-Kelcey v Milton Keynes BC [2008]
  • R. (Evans) v Basingstoke & Deane BC [2013]
  • Preston New Road Action Group v Secretary of State [2018]
  • R (Finch) v Surrey CC [2022] (Supreme Court decision pending)

Similarly, we have been very active in the area of strategic environmental assessment in advising on the content of environmental reports and acting for clients at inquiry, including local plan examinations, in the UK Courts at all levels including:

  • St Albans DC and Hertfordshire CC v Secretary of State [2009]
  • Save Historic Newmarket v Forest Heath DC [2011] 
  • R (Buckinghamshire CC and HS2 Action Alliance) v. Secretary of State [2014]
  • Cogent Land v Rochford DC [2013]
  • Ashdown Forest Economic Development v Secretary of State [2015]
  • R. (Plan B Earth) v Secretary of State for Transport [2020]
  • R. (Rights: Community: Action) v Secretary of State [2021].

Practice Managers

Contact our friendly and helpful Practice Managers for more information about our barristers and services or to make an enquiry.

Ben Connor

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Michael Gooch

Senior Practice Manager

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Jason Allen

Senior Practice Manager

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Jonathan Barley

Practice Manager

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Richard Bolton

Senior Practice Manager

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Assistant Practice Manager

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