In conjunction with the publication of the Third Edition of Contaminated Land by Stephen Tromans QC, Stephen has set up this online updating facility to keep readers abreast of developments in the field of contaminated land. Entries are referenced to relevant paragraphs in the text for convenience. In this Stephen is assisted by Adam Boukraa, Barrister at 39 Essex Chambers.
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The High Court decision in R (Swire) v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government  EWHC 1298 (Admin) provides a useful example of the importance of adequate… Read more »
The power of regulators to compel the production of documents is an important issue in many areas of environmental and planning law. In Sports Direct International Plc v The Financial… Read more »
Limitation can be a difficult issue in many cases involving contamination of the environment, both in terms of when the contamination occurred and was discovered (which may be very different)… Read more »
The Environment Agency and Highways England have come under criticism in a recent article on toxic highway run-off: ENDS Report 3 March 2020. The article, based primarily on reports from… Read more »
Cornwall Council is consulting on a new contaminated land inspection strategy for 2020-2025: see ENDS Report 5 March 2020. The headline is that the Council has identified 1,920 potentially contaminated… Read more »
In R (Smith) v Castle Point BC  EWHC 2019 the Planning Court considered the application of planning policy to proposals to develop land which may be contaminated, but which… Read more »
Further to our 11 July update, the Scottish school campus at the centre of a contamination controversy has been found to be safe: see ENDS Report 20 August 2019. The… Read more »
A striking example of soil contamination arising from fires is the reported finding of unsafe levels of lead in a number of Paris school playgrounds, following the disastrous fire at… Read more »
Stephen Tromans QC has recently published an article in Archbold Review on the fictitious case of Environment Agency v Brian Aldridge. ‘The strapline of “The Archers” used to be “an… Read more »