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Banning Ranch Conservancy v. City of Newport Beach, 227473

In a petition for a writ of mandate to set aside the City's approval of a project for the development of a parcel known as Banning Ranch, the Court of Appeals' decision that the general plan would be satisfied if the City worked with the California Coastal Commission after project approval, during the process for obtaining a coastal development permit, is reversed where, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), an environmental impact report (EIR) must identify areas that might qualify as environmentally sensitive habitat areas (ESHA) under the California Coastal Act of 1976, and account for those areas in its analysis of project alternatives and mitigation measures.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2017/03/30




  • Supreme Court of California


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