A specialist environmental court would develop expertise, reduce costs, increase the speed of dispute resolution and achieve better outcomes for the environment.
We are building on long-standing moves to create this in Scotland, designed around the principles of the Aarhus Convention.
ERCS submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on the future of the Scottish Land Court and the Lands Tribunal for Scotland. The consultation proposes the incorporation of the Lands Tribunal into an expanded Land Court. Our response outlines our push for the expanded court to take on additional environmental responsibilities.