A waste company has vowed to fight the government after DEFRA chose to scrap £115m in private finance initiative (PFI) credits for an energy-from-waste facility.
It is early days but in time the Planning Court should evolve into a concept we are familiar with and which will then inevitably have more substantial impact.
Judith Damerell is head of planning at Lewis Silkin LLP
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