Harte Peat: High Court Injunction (March 2022)

High Court agreed to grant an injunction restraining Harte from extracting wet peat from areas of its midland bogs after finding its unregulated activities were a “material and significant” breach of EU environmental law

“Ms Justice Phelan said it is “artificial” to treat lands on either side of a road that form part of a single bog beneath the road as separate entities. When calculating the threshold, it is proper to have regard not only to the footprint of the harvesting land but also to any area which is used for purposes incidental to extraction, she said.”

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