Environment Agency v Hennessy and others

Criminal law – Bill of indictment. The Queen's Bench Division allowed the applicant Environment Agency's application for the granting of a voluntary bill of indictment in the context of proceedings concerning alleged offences in relation to the storage and processing of waste wood, contrary to the provisions of the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2010, SI 2010/675. The court held that the judge, in dismissing the claim, had made a fundamental error of law that had been clear or obvious, and that it was in the interests of justice for the application to be allowed.

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