At a Judicial Review hearing on 25th June 2021, the High Court overturned the proposed reconstruction and extension of sea defences which threatened the internationally important chalk reef at Cuckmere Haven. Sussex Wildlife Trust, with guidance from the Environmental Law Foundation, applied for a Judicial Review of the Planning Authority’s decision in February to approve the proposals. In response to their legal action, South Downs National Park Authority and the Cuckmere Haven SOS organisation have agreed that there was a failure to carry out an Environmental Impact Assessment, which is a required part of this type of decision-making process. Read more.
For a copy of the High Court Decision which quashed the SDNPA permission click below: