High Court rules in favour of Suffolk sea defence

Conservation is a dynamic concept that may involve allowing natural forces to take their course, but human predicaments must also be taken into consideration, the High Court has decided.

The High Court has recently had to grapple with the legal meaning of conservation where the regulatory agency concerned wished to allow the natural forces of erosion to take place.

R on the application of Boggis and Easton Bavents Conservation v Natural England ([2008] EWHC 2954 Administrative Court, High Court 5 December 2008) raises challenging questions concerning conflicts between property rights and contemporary conservation

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