R (on the application of FCC Environment (UK) Limited) v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

Town and country planning – Permission for development. The claimant company applied for judicial review of the defendant Secretary of State's decision to approve an order (the order) made under the Planning Act 2008 in relation to a nationally significant infrastructure project, and his decision not to use his power to revoke the order. Dismissing the claim, the Administrative Court held that in the instant case: (i) adequate reasons had been given; and (ii) the requirement for an up-to-date Environmental Impact Assessment had been fulfilled.

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