When things go wrong with environmental assessment

Failure to correctly apply environmental assessment rules may not be fatal to a planning permission, but voluntary submission could save a developer time and money

Richard Macrory
Richard Macrory, emeritus professor of environmental law, University College London

Failure to apply environmental assessment requirements is not necessarily fatal to a planning permission. In a recent case, the High Court has provided a valuable review of the legal principles to be applied when a decision to grant planning permission is challenged on the grounds that there should have been an environmental assessment.

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