Planning update: Appropriate assessment of habitat sites

As the courts continue to grapple with the issue of ‘appropriate assessment’ under the Habitats Regulations, Jamie McKie examines why this area has attracted so much attention and contemplates what lies ahead

Cases Referenced

  • Canterbury City Council v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government; Crondall Parish Council v Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government & anor [2019] EWHC 1211 (Admin)
  • Gladman Developments Ltd v Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government & anor [2019] EWHC 2001 (Admin)
  • Grace & anor v An Bord Pleanála [2018] EUECJ C-164/17
  • People Over Wind & anor v Coillte Teoranta [2018] EUECJ C-323/17
  • R (Hart District Council) v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government & ors [2008] EWHC 1204 (Admin)
  • R (Wingfield) v Canterbury City Council [2019] EWHC 1974 (Admin)
  • Simplex GE (Holdings) v Secretary of State for the Environment [1989] 57 P&CR 306