A Practical Guide to Habitats Law in Planning and Permitting in England by Brendon Moorhouse

December 7, 2023

Brendon Moorhouse is one of chambers’ leading environmental and planning barristers. He is regularly instructed in habitat and wildlife related matters and is frequently instructed in high profile permitting and planning related cases. He is a contributing author to Garner’s Environmental Law. A visiting research fellow and external member of the University of West of England’s environmental law faculty, he is also a trustee and member of the global advisory panel of the Conservation Collective charity.

This book provides a practical guide to habitats law in relation to planning and permitting in England. It contains a long-overdue introduction to, and overview of, the complicated and rapidly evolving system of wildlife and habitat protection both on land and in the marine environment. As well as providing an introduction to key legal principles, it explains the processes followed and factors taken into account in reaching decisions involving our natural world.

The impact of habitat and wildlife laws is increasingly affecting all aspects of life. From a planning perspective, whether to do with house building or the construction of road and rail projects, to the day-to-day functioning of permitted activities such as sewage treatment works and dredging activities in ports, habitats laws plays a significant role.

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