Planning policy judicial review rejected

A claim for a judicial review into the government’s policy for nationally significant hazardous waste infrastructure has been dismissed in the case of R. (on the application of Scarisbrick) vs the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

Judicial review

The secretary of state granted development consent for a hazardous waste landfill facility in May 2015, on a site that was capable of receiving 150,000 tonnes per year. 

Although the site was on green-belt land and the development consent order would allow the compulsory purchase of land, a ...

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