Legal documents have now been finalised for the upcoming Judicial Review with Halton Council over the Veolia Waste Transfer site.
Parish council representatives and their legal team from Landmark Chambers in London and Richard Buxton Solicitors, Cambridge, will face both HBC and Veolia in the Royal Courts of Justice planning court on Thursday 25th July.
The Parish Council is attempting to get planning permission for the proposed Waste Transfer depot in Pickerings Road quashed after it was approved by Halton’s Development Control Committee last January.
Owners, Veolia had already begun to build the plant but stopped when news that the Parish Council had been granted a judicial review of the planning decision was announced.
Hale Bank Parish Council is citing three sets of legal grounds on which it believes Halton Council’s planning permission is flawed.
This is the third time in recent years Hale Bank Parish Council has challenged a planning decision by Halton in the High Courts.
In 2012, we were delighted to see the approval of a 1 million sq ft Amazon storage facility (in Hale Bank Road) overturned, and in the same year we also successfully judicially reviewed another decision by Halton to refuse the Village Green application.
Said Chairman Colin Rowan: “We are very pleased the courts have agreed with our legal advisors that this planning decision by HBC needs to be reviewed and hopefully quashed as we believe it is unlawful and have a strong legal case to prove that.
“This is an issue of planning law, something Hale Bank Parish Council takes very seriously and always has done.”
Updates on the outcome of this case will be posted on this website and Hale Bank’s Facebook page.