R (on the application of Cleansing Service Group Ltd) v Environment Agency

Environment – Waste. The screening of debris from sludge prior to storage was not an activity comprised within the exemptions set out in para 3 of s 2 of Ch 5 of Sch 3 to the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant company's application for judicial review of the defendant Environment Agency's guidance, stating that screening of sewage sludge without a suitable permit was an offence.

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