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Judicial review go ahead on Allerton Park EfW plant permission

A judicial review has been opened on the North Yorkshire County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for an energy-from-waste facility at Allerton Park.

The judge decided in favour of campaigning group North Yorkshire Waste Action Group (NYWAG) on 31 July at a preliminary hearing on whether to proceed with the review, Bob Schofield, the group’s spokesperson, told MRW.

“We have made our legal argument, the opposition has made theirs, and a judicial review has been opened,” he said, adding that a hearing on the planning process was expected within days.

The EfW plant is planned to be built on the site of Allerton Waste Recovery Park as part of a 25-year contract between North Yorkshire County and City of York councils and AmeyCespa. The project has been on standby since 2005 as a result of legal and funding issues.

NYWAG argues the scheme would cause harm to the landscape, the environment, the wider economy and would discourage recycling.

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