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R (oao Buglife The Invertebrate Conservation Trust) v. Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (D) and Rosemound Devel

CO/3858/2007 
Neutral Citation Number: [2008] EWHC 475 (Admin)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION 
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London WC2

Friday, 22nd February 2008

B E F O R E:

MR JUSTICE MITTING

THE QUEEN ON THE APPLICATION OF

BUGLIFE THE INVERTEBRATE CONSERVATION TRUST 
(CLAIMANT) 
v

THURROCK THAMES GATEWAY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION 
(DEFENDANT) 
and

ROSEMOUND DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED
(INTERESTED PARTY)

R (oao Buglife The Invertebrate Conservation Trust) v. Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation (D) and Rosemound Develop

Neutral Citation Number: [2008] EWCA Civ 1209

Case No: C1/0612/2008 & C1/1355/2008

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM ADMINISTRATIVE COURT

MITTING J
[2008] EWHC 475 (Admin)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 04/11/2008

Before :

SIR ANTHONY CLARKE
LORD JUSTICE MAURICE KAY
and
LORD JUSTICE STANLEY BURNTON

Between :

Buglife v Thurrock Thames

Neutral Citation Number: [2009] EWCA Civ 29

Case No: C1/2008/0612
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE
COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION 
THE ADMINISTRATIVE COURT
MR. JUSTICE MITTING 
[2008] EWHC 475 (Admin)
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28/01/2009
Before :

LORD JUSTICE PILL
LORD JUSTICE RIX
and
LADY JUSTICE ARDEN
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Between :

Stamps showcase the beauty of our endangered butterflies and beetles

Ten endangered British insects will feature on a new series of Royal Mail postage stamps to be issued on Tuesday. The insects, which range from the stag beetle to the Adonis blue butterfly, and from the red-barbed ant to the hazel pot beetle, have been photographed from the collection in the Natural History Museum in London, which has 28 million specimens.

Buglife protesters stamp on Royal Mail's green credentials

As Royal Mail flaunted its green credentials with a new set of stamps featuring endangered insects yesterday, a conservation charity offered up a similar set highlighting the plight of insects that it says are threatened by one of the postal service's developments.

Buglife, or the Invertebrate Conservation Trust, also announced its intention to go to the Court of Appeal to challenge the development of a depot and lorry park for Royal Mail on marshland in Essex. In February, the High Court rejected Buglife's attempt to stop the building work at West Thurrock Marshes in Essex.

Courts must “do their utmost” to discourage satellite costs litigation

Courts must do all they can to avoid satellite costs litigation in civil cases, the Court of Appeal has said.

The case involved a dispute over a protective costs order (PCO) made by the High Court in favour of the insect conservation charity Buglife.

Buglife launched a judicial review to save from development a brownfield site in Thurrock, Essex, which is regarded as one of the top three in the country for rare invertebrates.

Rare insect site can be developed

A warehouse can be built on one of the three most important sites for rare insects in Britain, even though alternatives were "barely considered", the Court of Appeal has ruled.

Insect conservation charity Buglife launched a judicial review against the grant of planning permission for the site in Thurrock, Essex. The land, in the Thames Gateway redevelopment area, had been partly occupied by a power station.

Bugged out

Britain bangs on to other countries about looking after nature, but it seems hell-bent on destroying its own most protected species. Last week, the court of appeal judged that the Thurrock Thames Gateway Development Corporation had the right to build on marshland near the river Thames - land rated as one of the three most important sites for endangered wildlife in the country, with 17 protected species. This was triply depressing for conservation.

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