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RASK represents environmental organisations and local residents in dispute over logging permits in community park.


RASK attorneys Villy Lopman and Birgit Aasa represent clients in a dispute over whether and under what conditions the Environmental Board may issue forest notifications for felling trees in a park located in a densely populated area.

More specifically, the question is whether the Environmental Board took sufficient account of the restrictions arising from the relevant spatial plans when issuing the permit for felling trees in a park inside a settlement. According to the environmental organisations, a further reason why the permits are unlawful is that the Environmental Board has failed to determine the impact of the felling on a nearby Natura 2000 area. Due to its wider environmental significance, the dispute has been recognised as important by the international environmental organisation PPI.