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C-115/09 Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland, Landesverband Nordrhein-Westfalen eVvBezirksregierung Arnsberg Trianel Kohlekraftwerk Lünen (intervening)

High thresholds for judicial review in environmental applications criticised for breaching access to justice requirements


Coedbach Action Team Ltd v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2010] EWHC 2312 (Admin)

Community group which sought to challenge the grant of planning permission denied "sufficient interest"


Dobson and others v Thames Water Utitlities and another [2009] EWCA Civ 28

An award of damages in nuisance to a person with a proprietary interest in a property would not necessarily rule out an award to a person living in the same property with no proprietary interest under Article 8 of the Convention, although the award of damages at common law to a property owner would normally constitute just satisfaction for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998


IFAW Internationaler Tierschutz-Fonds gGmbH Case T-362/08

Application for information about environmental policy refused on grounds of economic interests did not breach Access to Information Regulations


Langton and McGill v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and West Dorset District Council

[2008] EWHC 3256

The failure by a planning inspector to consider whether there were any alternative sites for travellers meant that his refusal to grant them temporary planning permission for the change of use of land within an area of outstanding natural beauty had to be reconsidered


Lars and Astrid Fagerskiold v Sweden (Admissibility Decision) 26 February 2008

The applicants' complaint under Articles 8 and Article 1 of the First Protocol to the European Convention of Human Rights that noise emissions from a wind turbine near their property made it impossible for them to enjoy their private and family life and interfered with their peaceful enjoyment of their property has been declared inadmissible.


R (Infinis) v. Ofgem & Non-Fossil Purchasing Agency Limited, Interested Party [2011] EWHC 1873

Another successful Art 1 Prot 1 claim in environmental case


Thomas v. Bridgend County Borough Council [2011] EWCA Civ 862

Art 1 Prot 1 claim succeeds at last in environmental case


 

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