Appeal Hearing Outcome

BACI vs Environment Agency (and Covanta as the Interested Party)

Hearing Outcome – Reserved Judgement – Decision Pending

The Appeal Hearing took place yesterday at the Appeal Court – Royal Courts of Justice as the continuation of the Judicial Review case against the Environmental Permit issued to Covanta in 2018.

Following the Appeal Hearing the outcome was ‘Reserved Judgement’.  This means the 3 Appeal Judges took the option to retire and consider the evidence of the case before handing down Judgement.

There is no indication of the time-scale expected for Judgement to be handed down.  We understand this could take anywhere between a few weeks to –  in extreme cases – 6 months.  BACI’s original Judicial Review Claim at the High Court also returned ‘Reserved Judgement’ – and was then handed down around 3 weeks later.

In contrast to the High Court Hearing – the Appeal Hearing was available as a live stream direct from the Court yesterday.

The full 2 session videos of yesterday’s Hearing are now also available to view on the Courts archive page at