This case, in the Court of Appeal, considered the difficult, but familiar, point of whether a planning application, which itself proposes a “below the EIA threshold” development, must be treated as part of a wider project. The case involved two separate but linked planning applications. The first, a biomass renewable energy plant would provide gas, via an underground pipeline, to the second proposal which was a CHP plant on a separate site. The two applications were “functionally interdependent” – and both were on the table. The Court of Appeal quashed both permissions. The council should have treated them as a single project (“one overall application”) for screening purposes, which would have meant the threshold would have been exceeded. The cases of Swale and Candlish were distinguished.