Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessment

What our environmental impact assessment barristers offer

Chambers has been involved in a significant proportion of the major case law in this complex and litigious area.

Significant environmental impact assessment cases

  • R (Save Britain’s Heritage) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2010] EWHC 979 (Admin) demolition and EIA.
  • R (Mellor) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government C-75/08 [2010] Env. L.R. 2 ECJ on reasons in EIA cases.
  • R (Miller) v North Yorkshire County Council and Tarmac [2009] EWHC 2172 (Admin) 33 hectare sand and gravel extension.
  • R (Howsmoor development) v South Gloucester District Council [2008] EWHC 262 (Admin) First look at Strategic Environmental Assessment by the English Courts.
  • R (Edwards/Pallikaropoulos) v Environment Agency (House of Lords) [2008] UKHL 22 Application of EIA to changes of fuel.
  • R (Horner) v Lancashire County Council (Court of Appeal) [2007] EWCA Civ 784 Screening and thresholds.
  • Shiu Wing Steel v Director of Environmental Protection and Hong Kong Airport Authority (Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal) [2006] Fuel storage and hot steel mill.
  • R (Candlish) v Hastings Borough Council [2006] JPL 22 Thresholds.
  • Humber Sea Terminal Limited v Secretary of State for Transport [2005] EWHC 1289 Harbour revision order.
  • BACONGO v Department of Environment (Privy Council (Belize)) (2004) Env LR 38 Dam construction.
  • R (Lebus) v South Cambridgeshire District Council [2003] JPL 466 Screening.

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Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Brian Ash QC

Brian Ash QC

Call: 1975 Silk: 1990

Nigel Pleming QC

Nigel Pleming QC

Call: 1971 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Peter Village QC

Peter Village QC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Adrian Hughes QC

Adrian Hughes QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Stephen Tromans QC

Stephen Tromans QC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2009

Charles Manzoni QC

Charles Manzoni QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

Thomas Hill QC

Thomas Hill QC

Call: 1988 Silk: 2009

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

Richard Wald QC

Richard Wald QC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2020

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Celina Colquhoun

Celina Colquhoun

Call: 1990

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Ned Helme

Ned Helme

Call: 2006

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

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