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Forestry Commission referred to information commissioner Continuing to investigate Forest Holidays plans for holiday cabin complexes to be built on the public forest estate, Guy Linley-Adams has referred the Forestry Commission and Defra to the Information Commission in relation to their refusal to provide information concerning the formal arrangement between…

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In 2019 the Government brought forward proposals for biodiversity net gain to ensure that planning and development occurs in England in a way that benefits biodiversity and helps to restore nature.  Guy Linley-Adams has advised WWF on the proposed biodiversity net gain system to be applied in England and continues…

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In autumn 2018, the Government brought forward an Agriculture Bill to revolutionise the way agriculture is funded in England and Wales, including paying farmers for providing environmental services including flood protection and nature conservation. Guy has advised WWF on proposed amendments to the Bill as it proceeds through Parliament to…

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In 2018, in response to proposed development of holiday cabins with hot tubs etc in the public forest estate at Mortimer Forest near Ludlow, Guy Linley-Adams has pursued Forest Holidays under the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 for information relating to the proposed development and in the face of Forest Holidays’…

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Acting for Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland Guy Linley-Adams has made a formal representation to the Scottish Government under the Environmental Liability Directive following reports of large numbers of wild salmon at the mouth of the River Blackwater on the Isle of Lewis covered in many hundreds of lice at…

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In 2015, WWF settled a judicial review claim against Defra by Consent Order, which required Defra and the Environment Agency to do work to develop the use of Water Protection Zones to bring rivers and lakes to good ecological status. Since then progress has been slow and WWF is considering…

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Throughout 2018 Guy Linley-Adams has advised Friends of Loch Etive on further planning applications to expand rainbow trout farming on Loch Etive submitted by the sole fish farm operator on the loch, Dawnfresh Farming Limited. Both applications, one for an expansion of an existing farm and one for the right…

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In 2017 and 2018, acting for Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland, Guy Linley-Adams has secured a total of eight decisions all in favour of Salmon & Trout Conservation Scotland against Scottish Ministers, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Marine Scotland for failing to provide information requested under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations…

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