The long running case of Smyth concerning SANGS and the Habitats Directive has now come to an end.
The decision of Patterson J. dismissing the claim ( EWHC 3844 (Admin)) was in December 2013. The Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal ( EWCA Civ 174) in March of this year.
The Supreme Court on 16 July refused permission to appeal.
James Maurici QC appeared for the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government.
Rhodri Price Lewis QC appeared for the Interested Parties.