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Protecting sites of special scientific interest: The human rights dimension

Lookup NU author(s): Emeritus Professor Christopher Rodgers


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The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ("CRWA 2000") made a number of fundamental changes to the law governing the notification and management of Sites of Special Scientific Interest ("SSSIs"). These were not only controversial, but also considerably strengthened the power of the Nature Conservancy Councils (English Nature, the Countryside Council for Wales and Scottish Natural Heritage) to impose mandatory management obligations on private landowners. Little wonder, then, that they should have been challenged under the Human Rights Act 1998 in several recent cases, in which the alleged incompatibility of the new powers with the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms has been explored. © Sweet & Maxwell and Contributors.

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Author(s): Rodgers C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Planning and Environment Law

Year: 2005

Pages: 997-1009

ISSN (print): 0307-4870

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Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd.