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Free legal aid for environmental cases in major planning overhaul
A free legal aid scheme for environmental cases is to be proposed by the government alongside sweeping reforms to the planning system, the Business Post can reveal.
It's understood the new legal aid scheme would be primarily for covering costs of judicial reviews, but could also encompass enforcement actions and other types of cases. The scheme will be available to both environmental groups and individuals.