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R. (on the application of Littlewood) v. Bassetlaw DC
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Data source:
Sabin Center
Court name:
High Court of Justice
Seat of court:
England and Wales
Reference number:
[2008] EWHC 1812
The court upheld the grant of planning permission for a project which included a pre-case concrete manufacturing facility. A local resident challenged the district council’s decision, citing failure to consider the adverse impacts of the proposed facility on climate change, in particular, from carbon dioxide emissions. The court held that the omission of the effect of concrete production on climate change had not been raised in time, and in any case, did not render the Environmental Statement deficient.

Key environmental legal questions:

Sought judicial review of local authority's grant of planning permission to a developer.
Suits against governments; Environmental assessment and permitting; Other projects