BREAKING NEWS: Boxgrove Quarry appeal dismissed

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A RECYCLING company has failed in its bid to restore Boxgrove Quarry and construct a recycling facility at the site.

The result of the appeal was released today (December 4) by the Planning Inspectorate.

The appeal was made by Inert Recycling (UK), following the decision by West Sussex County Council to dismiss the original application.

In his 17-page report detailing the reasoning behind his decision, planning inspector Mike Robins said: “I have found it would conflict with the development plan in terms of harm to the character and appearance of the area and the setting of the South Downs National Park.”

The report sought to balance the need for a recycling facility with the harm it could do the area.

In the report’s conclusion, he also noted: “I have accepted some benefits would arise from the proposal, notably in terms of responding to a need for inert waste management capacity,”

But he finished by saying: “I consider this does not outweigh the harm I have identified.”

The inquiry was held from September 25 to 28 this year.