Environmental Law: Nollan Vs. CCC



Abstract of:
483 U.S. 825, 97 L. Ed.2d 677
James Patrick Nollan, et
ux., Appellant
v.
California Coastal
Commission.

Case Definition:

The case is Nollan versus the California Coastal Commission. The
Nollans were the appellates against a decision made by the California Coastal
Commission (CCC).
The Nollans had been leasing a property on the California coast with
which they had an option to buy. The property lies directly at the foot of the
Pacific Ocean and is a prime piece of real estate on the California Coast. The
property had been used by the Nollans to rent out during the summer months to
vacationers. At the end of the Nollans' lease they took the ...

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California Coastal Commission. Upon submitting the
permit application, the CCC found that the permit should be granted on the
condition that the Nollans provide public access to the beach and to the local
county park, which lay adjacent to the property. This provision called for the
Nollans to use a portion of their land to be used as a public walkway to the
beach and park. The Nollans protested to the condition, but the CCC overruled
the objection and granted the permit with the condition intact.

Case Decision:

The Nollans filed a petition to the Ventura County Superior Court asking
that the condition to supply easement be removed from their permit. The
Nollans' argument was that there was not enough evidence to support the
developments limiting of public access to the beach. The argument was agreed
upon by the court and the case was remanded to the California Coastal Commission
for a full evidentiary hearing on the issue of public access to the beach.
The ...

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