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

Cases Referenced

  • Grace v An Bord Pleanála [2018] EUECJ C-164/17
  • Landelijke Vereniging tot Behoud van de Waddenzee & anor v Staatssecretaris van Landbouw
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  • Natuurbeheer en Visserij [2004] EUECJ C-127/02
  • People Over Wind & anor v Coillte Teoranta [2018] EUECJ C-323/17
  • R (on the application of Hart District Council) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & ors [2008] EWHC 1204 (Admin)
  • R (on the application of Langton) v Secretary of State for Environment Food and Rural Affairs & anor [2018] EWHC 2190 (Admin)
  • Smyth v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government & ors [2015] EWCA Civ 174