Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 383 (Jun)
Court: Queen's Bench Division (Administrative Court)
Judge:

Collins J

Representation David Wolfe (instructed by Friends of the Earth Rights and Justice Centre) for the claimant.
  John Litten (instructed by DEFRA) for the Commissioners.
Judgment Dates: 29 June 2007

Catchwords

Town and country planning - Permission for development - Environmental impact assessment development - Deforestation project - Whether Commissioners limited to considering effect of deforestation alone when determining whether environmental impact assessment necessary - Whether necessary for Commissioners also to consider development enabled by deforestation - Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999, SI 1999/2228, reg 2, Sch 3, para 1.

The Case

Town and country planning Permission for development. It was necessary for the Forestry Commissioners to consider the whole package of deforestation and the development permitted thereby when determining whether an EIA was necessary under the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999, SI1999-2228; they were not limited merely to the deforestation aspect.

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