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North Yorkshire Incinerator Opponents 'Disappointed' After Losing Legal Challenge


11:12am 9th August 2013

Campaigners opposed to plans for a waste incinerator in North Yorkshire have lost their judicial review.

It means the proposed incinerator at Allerton Park can still go ahead.

The Allerton Waste Recovery Park claim was heard by His Honour Judge Gosnell in Leeds on 30 and  31 July 2013.  Marton cum Grafton parish council had asked for a judicial review of North Yorkshire County Council’s Planning Committee’s decision to grant planning permission to AmeyCespa for the Energy from Waste plant and related development at Allerton Park.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Gareth Dadd, executive member for highways and planning services, said “I am pleased that the planning process has been vindicated by the judge and that he has ruled that the Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee was right to grant planning permission for the development.

“The technologies included in the AWRP development will enable us to move away from landfilling our waste to a sustainable long term solution which generates green electricity”.

Bob Schofield from campaigners the North Yorkshire Waste Action group gave his first reaction to Minster FM saying: "We are clearly very disappointed indeed, we will have to look at the judgement and see where we go from here."

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