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Appeal: DCLG upholds Ramsbottom anaerobic digestion plant rejection


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

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