No Adastral New Town Ltd v Suffolk Coastal District Council and another

Town and country planning – Development plan. The proceedings concerned the planning core strategy adopted by the defendant local authority, which selected as its preferred option a site for the allocation of 2,000 dwellings, just over 1km away from a special protection area. The judge dismissed the claimant's claim seeking to quash part of the core strategy. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, dismissed the claimant's appeal. It held, inter alia, that the judge had been right to have found that the earlier deficiencies in the strategic environmental assessment process had been cured and there had been no breach of Council Directive (EEC) 92/43 (on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora) by having failed to carry out a screening assessment until December 2008.

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