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Legal challenge filed by Friends of the Earth over Cumbrian coal mine

Friends of the Earth has filed its application in the High Court to challenge the government’s decision to grant planning permission for a new coal mine in Cumbria. The claim was filed by the environmental group and served on other parties late on the...

Supreme Court to rule over go-ahead for oil wells in Surrey

The Supreme Court will make a landmark ruling about whether councils must factor in the long term climate impact when considering applications for fossil fuel production plants. The Law Lords will hear the case of campaigner Sarah Finch who has been granted permission to appeal...

Campaigners challenge government regarding Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station

A pre-action protocol (PAP) letter has been penned by Campaigners against the Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station. The campaigners have wrote to Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng to legally challenge his decision to give the go ahead to build Sizewell C Nuclear Power Station against...

Bristol City Council accepts defeat after local conservation charity’s legal challenge over homes plan

Residents have forced Bristol City Council to back down over its plans for 62 homes on the site of the old Bristol Zoo car park. The Clifton and Hotwells Improvement Society (CHIS) fought a planning application by the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological...