Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 15 March 2018

North East Pylon Pressure Campaign Limited and Maura Sheehy v An Bord Pleanála and Others

Request for a preliminary ruling from the High Court (Ireland)

Reference for a preliminary ruling — Assessment of the effects of certain projects on the environment — Directive 2011/92/EU — Right of members of the public concerned to a review procedure — Premature challenge — Concepts of a not prohibitively expensive procedure and of decisions, acts or omissions subject to the public participation provisions of the directive — Applicability of the Aarhus Convention

Case C-470/16


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Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
27/04/2018 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
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Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2018:185
15/03/2018 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2018:185
15/03/2018 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
Opinion
ECLI:EU:C:2017:781
19/10/2017 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
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Application (OJ)
04/11/2016 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
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Order
ECLI:EU:C:2016:736
29/09/2016 North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy
Top of the page Legal analysis of the decision or of the case

Reports of Cases

published in the electronic Reports of Cases (Court Reports - general)

Subject-matter

Information not available

Systematic classification scheme

1.
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
3 Legal proceedings
  3.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
    3.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.08 International agreements on the environment
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.08 International agreements on the environment
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.08 International agreements on the environment
4 Internal policy of the European Union
  4.23 Environment, sustainable development and climate
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.04 Effects, scope and limits
6 External policy
  6.07 International agreements
    6.07.08 International agreements on the environment


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • Directive 92/43 : paragraph 28
  • Decision 2005/370 : paragraphs 1, 27
  • Decision 2005/370 -A01 : paragraph 3
  • Decision 2005/370 -A03P8 : paragraphs 4, 60
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06 : paragraph 5
  • Decision 2005/370 -A07 : paragraph 5
  • Decision 2005/370 -A08 : paragraph 5
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09 : paragraph 6
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P2 : paragraphs 42, 47, 48
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P3 : paragraphs 28, 45, 47, 48, 51, 52, 57, 58, 63
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P4 : paragraphs 42, 45, 48, 51, 52, 57, 58, 60, 63, 65
  • Decision 2005/370 -N1 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2011/92 : paragraphs 20, 26, 33, 43, 56
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11 : paragraphs 1, 7, 10, 25
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P1 : paragraphs 28, 36, 37, 39
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P2 : paragraphs 27, 32
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P4 : paragraphs 28 - 31, 34, 35, 44, 60, 65
  • Regulation 347/2013 : paragraphs 28, 56
  • Regulation 347/2013 -A01 : paragraph 8
  • Regulation 347/2013 -A08 : paragraphs 9, 17
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -268/06 -N46 : paragraph 55
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N30 : paragraph 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N42 : paragraph 50
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N45 : paragraph 52
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N47 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -240/09 -N49 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N25 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N26 : paragraph 60
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N27 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N28 : paragraph 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -543/14 -N50 : paragraph 52

Operative part

Opinion

  • Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU (2007), Article 47 : points 34, 35, 80
  • Directive 85/337 -A10BIS : point 31
  • Directive 92/43 : point 25
  • Directive 2003/35 -A03 : point 31
  • Decision 2005/370 -A01 : point 5
  • Decision 2005/370 -A06P1 : point 73
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09 : points 4, 81
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P2 : points 73, 123
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P3 : points 3, 25, 27, 123, 125, 126
  • Decision 2005/370 -A09P4 : points 25, 30
  • Directive 2011/92 : points 27, 31, 33, 64
  • Directive 2011/92 -A06 : point 66
  • Directive 2011/92 -A08 : point 66
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11 : points 3, 6, 29 - 31, 38, 60, 63, 74, 75, 77, 78, 126
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P1 : points 25, 30, 32, 58, 65, 67 - 70, 72, 76, 100, 109, 119, 127, 128, 130
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P2 : points 44, 47, 58, 89
  • Directive 2011/92 -A11P4 : points 2, 25, 29, 61, 99, 117, 127, 130
  • Regulation 347/2013 -A01 : point 7
  • Regulation 347/2013 -A08 : points 8, 16
  • General Court - Judgment T -111/96 : point 116
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -289/02 -N30 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -427/07 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -427/07 -N54 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -182/10 -N38 : point 103
  • Court of Justice - Opinion C -260/11 : point 35
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N27 : points 30, 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N28 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N32 : point 37
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N33 : points 33, 34
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N42 : points 58, 114
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -260/11 -N44 : point 53
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -530/11 : point 30
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -530/11 -N33 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -530/11 -N36 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -530/11 -N58 : point 40
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -72/12 -N37 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -277/13 -N43 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -570/13 -N39 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -137/14 -N47 : point 75
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -137/14 -N51 : point 46
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -137/14 -N80 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 : point 81
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N56 : point 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -243/15 -N58 : point 38
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N26 : points 105, 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N27 : points 105, 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N28 : point 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N29 : point 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N30 : point 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N31 : point 107
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -391/15 -N32 : point 107


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 22/08/2016

Date of the Opinion

  • 19/10/2017

Date of the hearing

Information not available

Date of delivery

15/03/2018


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Judgment: OJ C 166 from 14.05.2018, p.9

Application: OJ C 428 from 21.11.2016, p.7

Name of the parties

North East Pylon Pressure Campaing and Sheehy

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Sobotta, Christoph: New Cases on Article 9 of the Aarhus Convention, Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law 2018 Vol.15 N°2 p.241-258 (EN)



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

High Court - Ireland

Subject-matter

  • Environment

Provisions of national law referred to

Information not available

Provisions of international law referred to

Information not available

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

première chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Bonichot

Advocate General

Bobek

Language(s) of the Case

  • English

Language(s) of the Opinion

  • English