Log in | Register
27/11/2015

Appeal: DCLG upholds Ramsbottom anaerobic digestion plant rejection

Words:

The Department for Communities and Local Government has backed an inspector’s decision to refuse permission for an anaerobic digestion plant at Fletcher Bank Quarry, Ramsbottom, after it was found to constitute inappropriate development in the green belt.

Inspector Jean Nowak accepted that the plant’s proposed position within the quarry bowl limited the visibility of the land, but suggested that this would not mitigate the impact of the development on the openness of the green belt insofar as the openness of the green belt refers to the absence of buildings.

But the communities secretary agreed with the inspector’s assertion that the d.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • Hadspen House in Somerset and its estate have been transformed from a traditional private estate into a high-grade hotel, landscaped garden and sustainable tourist destination. Good planning – with plenty of newt-counting – was integral, as Matt Moody discovers

    Newt sculpture
  • Fifty proposals have been submitted to Network Rail to reopen lines closed by DR Beeching – but if improving transport links is vital for people to access opportunities across the UK, we’re missing a trick by not investing in a strategic rail freight network, says Jack Osgerby

  • Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic have ruthlessly exposed deep regional inequalities that are pulling the UK apart. A federal system of government could heal the divisions, argues Malcolm Prowle