Habitats Directive: Assessments still needed

The European court has confirmed that mitigation measures cannot be taken into account when screening a project under the Habitats Regulations. Elizabeth Dunn and Lucy Metcalfe discuss the recent rulings over when to carry out an assessment ‘Under the Habitats Directive, if a development or project may have an impact on a European site, this …
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Planning And Environment Update: Environmental constraints considered

Kara Bruce investigates how ecological and environmental questions have impacted on development in recent cases ‘If a proposed development, within or near a site of special scientific interest (SSSI), is authorised, the developer will usually need to provide some form of biodiversity offsetting to compensate for the damage caused.’Ecological and environmental considerations continue to play …
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