R (on the application of ClientEarth) No.3 v Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and others

Environment – Protection. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs's 2017 air quality plan was unlawful in that, in its application to 45 local authority areas it did not contain measures sufficient to ensure substantive compliance with Directive (EC) 2008/50 and the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2010, SI 2010/1001. The Administrative Court further held that the plan did not include the information required by Annex XV to the Directive and Sch 8 to the Regulations in respect of those same areas.

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