Leth v Republic of Austria – WLR Daily

Posted March 19th, 2013 in airports, compensation, EC law, environmental protection, housing, law reports by tracey

Leth v Republic of Austria: (Case C-420/11);   [2013] WLR (D)  106

“The effect which a development project had on the value of material assets was not a factor that an assessor had to take into account under article 3 of Council Directive 85/337/EEC of 27 June 1985 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment, as amended (OJ 1985 L175, p 40, OJ 1997 L73, p 5, OJ 2003 L156, p17) when undertaking an environmental impact assessment. However, pecuniary damage, in so far as it was the direct economic consequence of the environmental effects of a project, was covered by the objective of protection of the environment pursued by the Directive.”

WLR Daily, 14th March 2013

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