Judicial review success for Hale Bank!

Hale Bank Parish Council is very pleased to announce it was successful with its latest judicial review.

The decision by Halton Council to grant planning permission to Veolia to build a waste transfer station in Pickerings Road was quashed by Mrs Justice Lieven.

Sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, in London, last July Justice Lieven heard how the Halton Council planners had failed to follow planning law and had not given councillors the information to make the correct decision

The day-long hearing was attended by Parish Cllrs, Kieran Reed, John Anderton and Clerk Mrs Julie Egan. Terry Colquitt also attended as Chairman of the Friends of Hale Bank.

The planning application will now be re-submitted to Halton Council to ensure that correct planning law is followed by the Development Control Committee.

Hale Bank Parish Council has already received legal advice regarding this position

A date for the latest planning hearing has not yet been set as the application has not yet been re-submitted by Veolia.

Justice Lieven’s full judgement can be read here on the website on the ‘Planning Matters’ page.