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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 two examples.

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

  • R (Plan B Earth) v Secretary of State for Transport [2020] EWCA Civ 214;
  • Friends of the Earth Ltd v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government [2019] EWHC 518 (Admin);
  • R (DLA Delivery Ltd) v Lewes District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 58;
  • 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;
  • R (HS2 Action Alliance Ltd) v Secretary of State for Transport [2015] P.T.S.R. 1025;
  • R (Buckinghamshire CC) v Secretary of State for Transport [2014] UKSC 3.
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