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Dennis v Ministry of Defence [2003]

Facts

  • Claimant lived next to an RAF training facility
  • Pilots were trained in how to vertically take-off and land planes

Issue

  • Could this be a nuisance? Could an injunction be awarded?

Decision

  • Nuisance, but no injunction

Reasoning

  • Public interest required that the training continued
  • Harriers particularly constituted an unreasonable use of land, £950,000 awarded
  • Damages can satisfy and article 8 ECHR claim
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