Clause 35 - Environmental review

Part of Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 5th November 2020.

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Photo of George Howarth George Howarth Labour, Knowsley 3:30 pm, 5th November 2020

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment 124, in clause 35, page 21, line 14, at end insert—

‘(4A) A person who has made a complaint under section 29 may intervene in an environmental review which relates to that complaint or an issue which the Upper Tribunal considers is related to the issue in that complaint.

(4B) Any person with sufficient interest may make an application to the Upper Tribunal to intervene in an environmental review.

(4C) The Upper Tribunal may not order an intervener to pay the costs of any relevant party to the proceedings in connection with the proceedings.

(4D) The Upper Tribunal may not order a relevant party to the proceedings to pay the intervener’s costs in connection with the proceedings.’

This amendment allows relevant people to intervene in environmental reviews and any other person to apply to intervene in environmental reviews. It also makes provision about payment of costs of proceedings.