Campaigners trying to stop the building of an incinerator at Allerton Waste Recovery Park, North Yorkshire, will not be able to appeal a High Court decision to allow the development to go ahead unchallenged.
North Yorkshire Waste Action Group (NYWAG) and Marton-cum-Grafton parish council had asked for a judicial review of the planning permission granted to AmeyCespa to build an energy-from-waste plant on the site, but the legal challenge was quashed in August 2013.
On 15 October 2013 the group was refused permission to overturn the decision by the Court of Appeal.
North Yorkshire County Council said it would start working with AmeyCespa on the final stage of the project, “leading to financial close when the costs and value for money will be confirmed”.
The council expects this to happen in late spring 2014.
The Allerton Waste Recovery Park is part of a 25-year contract between North Yorkshire County Council, City of York Council and AmeyCespa and has been on hold since 2005 due to funding and legal issues.