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Episode 3: Interview with Stephen Tromans KC – Part 3 – Principles of sustainable development and the precautionary principle

Sustainable development and the precautionary principle are seen as important principles in improving environmental standards. In this episode, Stephen Tromans KC and Steph David discuss the extent to which these principles can be deployed in public interest judicial reviews to achieve climate change goals.

Resources: (1) Climate Change Act 2008; (2) Planning Act 2008; (3) Environment Act 2021; (4) Environmental principles policy statement; (5) R (Friends of the Earth) v Heathrow Airport [2020] UKSC 52 (“Heathrow Case”); (6) National Planning Policy Framework; (7) Bristol Airport Action Network Co-ordinating Committee v Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities [2023] EWHC 171 (admin); and (7) R (Wyatt) v Fareham [2022] EWCA Civ 983.