Environmental Law

Alasdair has a keen interest in environmental matters, particularly the regulation of renewable energy and the protection of consumers in this rapidly growing area. He has experience of matters involving windfarms and solar photovoltaic technology.

He has also advised on planning disputes and appeared in planning inquiries, including those into major projects.

Listen to Alasdair discuss the M4 relief road on episode 85 on our podcast Law Pod UK here.

Selected Cases

  • M4 Relief Road Inquiry (2017-2019): Acted for the Gwent Wildlife Trust, objecting to the proposal to build an M4 relief road in South Wales which would destroy part of the Gwent Levels, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest and an area of wetland which is a crucial habitat for many species of bird, animal and insect.
  • R (Bent) v Cambridgeshire County Council (2017): Represented the claimant in a judicial review of the grant of planning permission for a significant extension to a quarry, where there was insufficient consideration of the National Planning Practice Guidance on noise levels.
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