New Zealand

Outstanding Landscape Protection Society Inc. v. Hastings District Council (Environment Court of New Zealand, 2007)

Jurisdiction: New Zealand


Side A: The Outstanding Landscape Protection Society Inc. (Corporation)


Side B: Hastings District Council (Government)


Core objectives: Challenge to a proposed wind farm


Summary
The Environment Court of New Zealand upheld an appeal by citizen groups challenging the approval of resource consents for Unison Networks Limited to construct and operate a wind farm. The court reasoned that the adverse landscape impacts and associated cultural values outweighed the advantages derived from the generation of renewable electricity and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Case documents

from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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