Ville d' Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve and others v Region wallone

European Union – Environment. The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, among other things, that art 7(1) of Council Directive (EEC) 75/442 (on waste), as amended, should be interpreted as meaning that a national legislative provision, such as that at issue in the main proceedings, which provided that, in derogation from the rule that no landfills might be authorised except on the sites provided for in the waste management plan required by that article, landfills authorised before that waste management plan entered into force might, after such entry into force, be granted new permits in respect of the plots covered by the authorisation, did not constitute a 'waste management plan' within the meaning of that provision of Directive 2001/42, as amended.

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