1.1. On 5th February 2015 the Court of Appeal have delivered their judgement in the R (oao FCC Environment (UK) Ltd) v Secretary of State for DECC  EWCA Civ 55 wherein the Court of Appeal ruled on the extent that a DCO applicant is entitled to rely on a National Policy Statement’s expression of national “need” for a class of project in making out the “compelling reasons in the public interest” necessary to be granted Compulsory Acquisition Powers (‘CPO’).
The government has laid before Parliament the Infrastructure Planning (Radioactive Waste Geological Disposal Facilities) Order 2015.
June 2015 sees the return of the 9th annual Gas Storage and Transmissions Conference. The conference provides delegates with a comprehensive overview of the market, looking at the current state of the European Gas Market and security of supply, gas transmission, new commission regulations and the flexibility of the UK market.
Zyda Law are advising Britaniacrest Recycling on a statutory challenge against the Secretary of State’s refusal of an appeal against Surrey County Council.
Zyda Law appear at the Stratford on Avon Core Strategy examination.
Case comment on 'San Vicente and Another v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government and Another.'
EDF Energy has announced a ten-year life extension for the Dungeness B nuclear power plant. The two-unit advanced gas-cooled reactor (AGR) will now continue generating electricity until 2028.
On 6th January 2015, over a year since the public inquiry into the appeal opened, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has granted an appeal against Gloucester County Council’s refusal to grant planning permission for Urbaser Balfour Beatty’s Javelin Park Energy from Waste (‘EfW’).
Construction looks set to begin on the Meygen tidal energy Project off the coast of Caithness in Scotland next month after conditions were finalised in order to initiate the first drawdown from financiers (Crown Estate and Scottish Enterprise).
Since its introduction in March 2012 the coalition Government’s flagship National Planning Policy Framework (‘NPPF’). The NPPF replaced an established and substantial body of planning policy and guidance with a single slim line 59 page document. It has been a frequent feature in the news headlines and has earned a considerable amount of judicial scrutiny.