Judicial Review Court Hearing Outcome Reserved Judgement – Decision Pending 

BACI’s 2 Day Substantive Court Hearing Dates took place on 10th and 11th October 2018.  Due to the technical nature of the claim – the Judge has Reserved Judgement to enable time to consider more fully.

Please Click Here for a full write up of events during the 2 days.

A full gallery of photos will follow shortly.

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A massive thank you to everybody who sent good luck messages throughout the 2 days – sorry we were unable to take any photos or videos inside the Court Building itself.

Thank you all for your Continued Support

Judicial Review Process Permission Granted

The Judicial Review Process 

Progress so far:

In order to begin proceedings –  it was necessary to appoint a firm of Solicitors.  With guidance from ELF – BACI appointed one the best-known Environmental Law firm of Solicitors in the country.

– Pre-Action Protocol Letter sent (incl supplementary letter)
– Reply from the EA received
– Responses from the EA analysed by the legal team
– Preparation of papers and lodging with the Courts – 25/04/18
– Serving of claim form and prepared bundle including grounds and expert/witness statements to The Environment Agency (Defendants) and Covanta (Interested Party) 16/05/18
– Acknowledgement of Service stage – AoS replies received from EA and Covanta but due to accelerated timings the bundles were moved forward to the paper permission stage
– Permission Granted by Judge to move forward to a Full 2 Day Substantive Hearing (received 15/06/18)
– Dates for 2 Day Substantive Hearing set for 10th and 11th October
– Reply by BACI Barrister to Detailed Grounds of Resistance incl 2nd Expert Witness Statement
– Skeleton Argument and Trial Bundles prepared by Legal Team and sent to Courts incl 3rd Expert Witness Statement
– Attendance at 2 day substantive Hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice
– Awaiting Decision of deferred judgement

Please Click Here for more detail regarding the Judicial Review Process

Please Click Here for a write up of the 2 Day Court Hearing

If there are any funds left over at any point – this will be used either in the wider campaign (if this is still existing) for example on air pollution monitoring equipment or another local project.

More Information

The Covanta Incinerator – Background
The Covanta Incinerator – Environmental Permitting Process
The Covanta Incinerator – Main Points
Concerns regarding Incineration as a process
Incineration, Recycling and the Circular Economy – Slides

Community Liaison Panel Minutes and Handouts

BACI’s Submission to 1st Consultation in full
BACI’s Submission to 2nd Consultation in full

Marston Moreteyne Action Group site – lots of information dating back to 2010