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.

Who to contact

Andrew Poyser

Andrew Poyser is the Deputy Senior Clerk for the Environmental Impact Assessment team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


Andrew PoyserEmail


Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1190


Mobile: +44 (0)7921 880 669


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Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Edwin Glasgow CBE QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1987

Matthew Horton QC

Matthew Horton QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1989

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

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Richard Harwood OBE QC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2013

James Strachan QC

James Strachan QC

Call: 1996 Silk: 2013

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Andrew Tabachnik QC

Call: 1991 Silk: 2017

John Pugh-Smith

John Pugh-Smith

Call: 1977

Christiaan Zwart

Christiaan Zwart

Call: 1997

Richard Wald

Richard Wald

Call: 1997

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Victoria Hutton

Victoria Hutton

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

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