Developments in environmental justice in Scotland: analysis and response

Analysis of responses to consultation on developments in environmental justice in Scotland, and the Scottish Government's response.



2. A reasoning or decision is Wednesbury unreasonable (or irrational) if it is so unreasonable that no reasonable person acting reasonably could have made it (Associated Provincial Picture Houses Ltd v Wednesbury Corporation (1948) 1 KB 223). The test is a different (and stricter) test than merely showing that the decision was unreasonable.

3. Empowering planning to deliver great places. This can be viewed at:


5. Also known as multi-party actions or class actions.

6. Table indicating the number of wildlife and environmental cases 2009 to 2014.

  2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Wildlife crime 32 57 71 77 81
Environmental crime (including dog fouling, littering, and smoking in public places) 181 199 171 128 173
Total 213 256 244 205 261


Email: Michael Green,

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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