Regina (Morge) v Hampshire County Council – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2011 in animals, EC law, environmental protection, law reports, planning by sally

Regina (Morge) v Hampshire County Council [2011] UKSC; [2011] WLR (D) 5

“A local planning authority, when considering an application for planning permission for a development which was alleged to affect the habitat of a protected species, was entitled to place reliance on the fact that Natural England, the body responsible for enforcing the Council Directive prohibiting the disturbance of protected species, had withdrawn its initial objection to the application. When Natural England had expressed its satisfaction that development would be compliant with the Directive, the planning authority was entitled to presume that that was so.”

WLR Daily, 19th January 2011


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