Madrid motorway is illegal, says Spanish court

Spain's supreme court has upheld a 2008 judgement ordering Madrid's regional government to remove a stretch of the M-501 motorway which runs through a nature protection site. The court's ruling was released on Friday.

The appeal court ruled that Madrid acted wrongly both in failing to consult with the European Commission about its road-building plans and in alleging that road safety overrode the requirement for an environmental impact assessment (EIA).

Please sign in to access this article. To subscribe, view our subscription options, or take out a free trial.

Please enter your details

Forgotten password?

Having trouble signing in?

Contact Customer Support at
subs@endseurope.com
or call 020 8267 8120

Not a subscriber?

Take a free trial now to discover the critical insights and updates our coverage offers subscribers.