Habitats directive: appropriate assessment

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds v The Scottish Ministers v Inch Cape Offshore Ltd, Neart Na Gaoithe Offshore Wind Ltd, Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd 2017 WL 02061069

Cooperatie Mobilisation for the Environment and Vereniging Leefmilieu v College van gedeputeerde staten van Limburg, College van gedeputeerde staten van Gelderland; and Stichting Werkgroep Behoud de Peel v College van gedeputeerde state van Noord-Brabant Cases C-2913/17 & C-294/17:  an appropriate assessment may not take into account conservation, preventative, autonomous measures if the expected benefits of those measures are not certain at the time of assessment

Holohan v An Bord Pleanala Case C-461/17 on how to carry out an appropriate assessment including cataloging the entirety of habitat types and species for which a site is protected


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