Environment Tribunal ruling ‘breached precautionary principle’ says appeal ruling

The Upper Tribunal has quashed an “ineffective” and “fundamentally flawed” decision to lessen restrictions on game bird shooting in a heavily protected part of coastal Suffolk.

Releases of pheasants and partridges may continue, but only at a twentieth of previous levels, ruled judge Kate Markus earlier this month, in only the second stop notice case the Upper Tribunal has heard since its inception. It is the fourth environmental case of any kind that has come before it.

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