Rockware Glass Ltd. v. Chester City Council (Administrative Court, High Court of Justice 2005)
Jurisdiction: United Kingdom
Side A: Rockware Glass Ltd (Corporation)
Side B: Chester City Council (Government)
Challenge to the granting of an IPPC permit
A Planning Pollution Control License was challenged by a commercial rival. The court upheld a decision quashing an integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) permit granted to operate an industrial plant for the manufacture of glassware since the purpose of the Pollution Prevention and Control (England and Wales) Regulations 2000 was to control pollution by stringent measures not merely by reference to the standards contained in the Environment Quality Standards, which provided only minimum requirements. The aspect of the initial decision concerning an environmental impact assessment was challenged some years later; that challenge was rejected.