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Strategic Environmental Assessment

Chambers acts for both the public and private sectors advising and providing representation on the full range of Strategic Environmental Assessment issues in relation to Development Plans and other plans, programmes and policies.

Landmark barristers have been involved in a number of the leading cases: Case C-474/10 Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland v Seaport (NI) Ltd [2011] E.C.R. I-10227 and Case C-567/10 Inter-Environnement Bruxelles ASBL and others v Région de Bruxelles-Capitale [2012] 2 C.M.L.R. 30, being just some examples.

Barristers have also been involved in the leading domestic cases on the scope of SEA and its requirements, for example:

  • R (Buckinghamshire CC) v Secretary of State for Transport [2014] 1 W.L.R. 32 in the Supreme Court;
  • R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] P.T.S.R. 1025;
  • R (DLA Delivery Ltd) v Lewes District Council [2017] P.T.S.R. 949;
  • Ashdown Forest Economic Development LLP v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2016] P.T.S.R. 78;
  • R (Larkfleet Homes Ltd) v Rutland CC [2015] P.T.S.R. 1369).
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