Q&A: How the ‘Dutch case’ ruling is paralysing housebuilding

Housing development in South Hampshire and Herefordshire has been halted due to Natural England updating its legal advice following a European Court of Justice ruling known as the Dutch case. Here’s what you need to know.

What is the ‘Dutch case’? 

On 7 November 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave its judgment in two joined cases related to the Habitats Directive now known as the Dutch Nitrogen Case or simply, the Dutch case. Natural England subsequently updated its legal advice which has since created problems for housebuilders in England.

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