Move could prevent 'serious disruption' to major infrastructure projects

Lord Carnwath has suggested judicial reviews into major infrastructure projects should be moved from the Administrative Court to a specialist ‘land and environment chamber’ of the Upper Tribunal.

He said one of the “possible worries” about the Planning Act 2008 procedure for infrastructure projects such as airports, roads or power stations was “the scope for judicial review at so many points in the process”. Lord Carnwath was the senior president of tribunals until he became a Supreme Court judge in May this year.

Speaking to the National Infrastructure Planning Association (NIPA) inaugural dinner last week, Lord Carnw...

Jean Yves

IICJ

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