Legal challenge over plans to relax sewage laws for housebuilders in England

Campaigners accuse government of ‘back door’ amendment to bring in pollution rule change that was defeated in Lords

The government is facing a legal challenge over plans to permit housebuilders in England to allow sewage pollution “through the back door”.

The campaign group Wild Justice, along with the law firm Leigh Day, have submitted plans for a judicial review over what they term an “unlawful attempt to use guidance to introduce a change that was defeated in the House of Lords last year”.

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