Past cases

These are current or recent cases of people who have come to us for help. Their views are often deeply, deeply held – but they are their views, not ours. Our role is to allow their voice on their environmental concern to be heard.

The Price Of Industrial Farming

ELF has received three more new enquiries in the last month regarding farming intensification impact...

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Village Green Success

In November 2017, East Sussex County Council (ESCC) awarded Village Green status to the Hollycroft F...

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Permission Sought To Challenge Loss Of Public Open Space

ELF has assisted a community group in Lancashire to issue legal proceedings challenging planning per...

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Challenge To Lack Of Consultation Successful

An important new case has clarified the law on consultation where changes have been made to an origi...

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Saving Housing Estate Hedgerows

ELF sees all sorts of enquiries from members of the public, each requiring their own individual resp...

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Lower Sirhowy Valley Waste Processing Facility

UPDATE ELF is delighted to report that the group we assisted in Cwmfelinfach, South Wales, the Lower...

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Avenue Of 150 Year Old Trees Under Threat

At the end of last year ELF was contacted by the Friends of Tooting Common about the London Borough ...

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Liverpool Greens Challenge Car Park On Air Quality Grounds

Liverpool Green Party, with the support of the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF), has taken the fir...

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Costs Assurance Provided By Secretary Of State For Justice

Liverpool Green Party (LGP) has been offered a glimmer of hope in its quest for environmental justic...

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A Bench And Unregistered Land

ELF was recently contacted by a resident of Guildford, wanting to re-instate a bench that had been r...

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Pollution from sewage works in Cranleigh Waters

ELF was contacted in May 2017 by Cranleigh Civic Society (CCS) about ongoing pollution from a sewage...

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Homes On Contaminated Site

ELF has been assisting Somercoates Against Development Residents Action Group (SAD) in their campaig...

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Community Halts National Trust’s Plans For 23-Acre Caravan...

A community in north Norfolk alarmed about plans by the National Trust (NT) for a 23-acre caravan pa...

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Complaint To CMA That Incinerator Contract Is Illegal

Community Benefit Society R4C have lodged a complaint with the Competition and Markets Authority (CM...

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Birmingham Supermarket Decision Quashed

Local residents are celebrating in Stirchley, Birmingham, following the announcement that Birmingham...

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Pollution From Unregulated 1,000 Cow Dairy Unit

ELF has been assisting a community in Bideford, Devon where a large industrial dairy farm of 1,000 c...

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Dismay Over Plans For ‘Temporary’ Visitor Centre On Unde...

ELF was approached last year by Ian Smith, vice chair of the Spurn Bird Observatory very concerned a...

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Environmental Impact Assessment Failings Contribute To Loss ...

ELF has been working in partnership with University College London (UCL), Plantlife, Warwickshire Wi...

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Super Pylon Threat To Wordsworth’s Long-Loved Duddon E...

ELF has been assisting a community group of 600+ members in Cumbria, Power without Pylons (PWP), to ...

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When A Lagoon Is A Building

ELF were approached by CPRE (Campaign to Protect Rural England) Somerset and a local resident regard...

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Legal Challenge Issued To Protect Green Oasis In Camden

somers Town in central Camden is a green oasis, of mature woodland and community garden in one of th...

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Playground Authority

ELF was contacted by residents in Monmouth, Wales who want to propose the relocation of a local play...

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Birdsong Replacing Truck Noise

ELF was approached by The Friary Park Preservation Group (FPPG) in Acton. The group complained to th...

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Inadequate Badger Translocation

ELF was approached by a local resident concerned over inadequate mitigation measures being proposed ...

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Communities Take Control

ELF was contacted by Community R4C, a Community Benefit Society, set up in the wake of planning appr...

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M4 Relief Road

Signposted to ELF under the new collaboration with Cardiff Law School (in coordination with the Wels...

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London Waterkeeper And TfL Roads – The River Roadkill ...

Waterkeeper is a global movement to protect our waterways. ELF was contacted by the London Waterkeep...

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Pondtail Wood

ELF was contacted by a local campaigner following the felling of 13 acres of replanted ancient woodl...

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Druridge Quarry

pdate from Save Druridge September 2016 – The Highthorn Planning Application has been “called in...

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Cornwall Council charging businesses for sea access

Does Cornwall Council have the right to charge business for access to the sea? ELF was approached by...

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Costs An Issue In Bringing Action Against Homes Near Bowland...

n Halton, Lancashire, having failed to detect 8 houses missing from layout plan, one Councillor gran...

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Protected Wildflower Meadow Destroyed

Having secured a temporary reprieve from Natural England to delay a local farmer ploughing up a Loca...

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White Moss Quarry

A local community group from Alsager, Cheshire approached ELF after outline planning permission to b...

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‘Enabling Development’ Procedures Ignored In St. Ives, C...

David Sumner at Larcomes LLP has kindly assisted local residents concerned by the failure of the loc...

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Blackwater Estuary Nuclear Fuel Discharge

UPDATE October 2015 It has been discovered via the group’s Environmental Information Regulation (E...

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Lincolnshire Waste & Minerals Policy On Fracking

ELF was contacted by a Parish Councillor of Heighington, Lincoln. They were seeking urgent assistanc...

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Jacks Green

A resident of Jacks Green, East Northamptonshire, contacted us regarding the local planning officer...

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Essex Turbine Wildlife Survey Concern

ELF was approached by a local person living in a small hamlet called Steeple Gidding in rural Essex,...

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The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) Select Committ...

The House of Commons Communities and Local Government (CLG) Committee report about the NPPF, publish...

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Pollutants From Intensive Chicken Farming: Locals Vs. $145bn...

The Colwall Action Group is made up of residents living in the AONB of the Malvern Hills in Hereford...

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Stop Dumping In Whitsand Bay

Update – January 2016 The Marine Management Organisation – a non-departmental public body sponso...

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Darlington Community Field

In 2014, Neil Robson of Ward Hadaway advised residents who live around Bellburn Lane Field in Cocker...

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Thames Blue-Green Partnership To Challenge

Thamesbank Blue-Green Partnership is the environmental charity promoting an alternative to the £4bn...

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M1 Service Station In Ancient Woodland

This is a new case for ELF. It concerns Smithy Wood, a 21 acre ancient woodland close to Junction 35...

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Salford Nature Reserve Sell-Off

Local people are still trying to get to the bottom of the Council’s intentions so far as the park ...

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Mankley Field Action Group

Update 2016 – Inspector’s report found no or less use upon the site. Much to our surprise, the i...

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