Regina (Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change – WLR Daily

Posted February 2nd, 2012 in electricity lines, energy, judicial review, law reports by sally

Regina (Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster)) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change [2012] EWHC 46 (Admin); [2012] WLR (D) 16

“Following the grant of a consent under section 37 of the Electricity Act 1989 (as amended) in respect of any operation or change of use that constituted development, a direction made by the Secretary of State under section 90(2) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 that planning permission for that and any ancillary development should be deemed to be granted was not a ‘determination under the planning Acts’ for the purposes of engaging the duty to act in accordance with the applicable development plan under section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.”

WLR Daily, 31st January 2012


Power cut kills Pembroke nursing home man on ventilator – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2011 in care homes, electricity lines, health & safety, medical treatment, news by tracey

“A power cut during the night killed a man with muscular dystrophy as nursing home staff were unable to connect a back-up power supply, an inquest heard.”

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BBC News, 19th October 2011


Ban news homes near power lines, say MPs – The Guardian

Posted July 18th, 2007 in cancer, children, electricity lines, news by sally

“New homes and schools should not be built within 60 metres of high voltage power lines until the link with childhood cancers is better understood by scientists, according to a committee of MPs. They also recommend that home buyers should be provided with information on the level of electromagnetic fields within homes before they buy.”

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The Guardian, 18th July 2007