April 2013

Minister's Decision Quashed

Minister’s decision quashed. Although the judge found for the Department on 11 of the 12 issues that were raised in the legal challenge, he ruled against the Department on the need for an Appropriate Assessment on Rivers Foyle and Finn Special Areas of Conservation.

The Department did not appeal the decision but decided to complete the works in line with the judgement. Where requested the preliminary works were removed and the vested lands returned to their former owners.

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