Stop Hinkley Press Release

An Taisce win leave to fight Hinkley
at Court of Appeal

31 March 2014

The Stop Hinkley Campaign welcomes the recent announcement that An Taisce, the Irish National Trust, have succeeded in being granted leave to take their case to the court of appeal.

Justice Sullivan overturned the High Court's ruling from December last year in when he concluded that leave should be granted for An Taisce to take their case to the court of appeal. This follows a letter from the United Nations ESPOO committee to the British Government earlier this month. Having considered the High Court ruling and other evidence stating that failure to consult with neighbour's raises a “suspicion of non-compliance”.

Stop Hinkley Spokseperson Nikki Clark commented “We attended the high court in December and listened to the evidence being presented by An Taisce and thought it was pretty compelling stuff. We were shocked (but not surprised) at the Courts Ruling. We welcome today's news that a higher power has over-ruled the decision and granted leave for An Taisce to go to the court of appeal.”

She went on “We will be following the case closely and look forward to the Court of Appeal hearings and continued legal process in the fight against dirty, dangerous and undemocratic nuclear power”.

 

Notes to editors

Press release from An Taisce: http://www.antaisce.org/WhatsNow/News/AnTaisceamp;RelatedNewsReleases/tabid/262/article

Contact Nikki Clark on 07736930069 for interviews.

 

 

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