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Peterkin, Arlene v Natural Resources Conservation Authority, Town and Country Planning Authority and National Housing Trust

Case Number: 
2018 HCV 03058
Neutral Citation: 
[2022] JMSC Civ. 153
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Judicial Review – Statutory interpretation – Illegality – Whether the authority acted illegally –Irrationality – Whether the authority acted irrationally – Whether illegality and irrationality are equated in law – Effluent(s) – Absence of meaning in the Act – Use of a dictionary meaning – Secondary dictionary meaning – Environmental permit – Environmental licences – Object and purpose of the statute – Relationship between primary and subsidiary legislation – Presumption of correctness in statute – Whether provisions are mandatory or discretionary – Whether regulations are ultra vires the primary legislation – Whether public consultation should be conducted – Environmental Impact Assessment – Application for leave to apply for judicial review– Subsequent grounds added after the leave to apply for judicial review was granted – Marine Outfall – Development Order – Appropriate costs order


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