R v Inspector of Pollution, ex parte Greenpeace (No2) [1994]

Pollution
Inspectorate granted BNFL authorisation to test new plant.
Greenpeace
applied for certiorari to quash Inspectorate’s decision and injunction to stay
implementation.
Otton
J held Greenpeace had standing.
When
deciding whether applicant for JR has sufficient interest in matter, court
should take into account:

Nature of applicant

Extent of applicant’s interest in issues raised

Nature of relief sought
Here
applicant was respected body with genuine interest.
Had
2500 supporters in area.
Supporters
might not otherwise have had effective means of bringing their claims before a
court.
Primary
relief sought was certiorari not mandamus.
Hence
applicant had sufficient interest.