European Union Rules that the Public Must Have Access to Urban Planning Information
The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled today that the public must be granted access to an urban planning decision concerning the establishment of an installation having significant effects on the environment.
The Aarhus Convention has established a number of rights of the public (individuals and their associations) with regard to the environment. In particular, when a decision-making procedure concerning the environment is initiated, the public concerned must be able to participate in it from its beginning, have access to all the information and challenge the legality of the decision.
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