Arpley Landfill Site in central Warrington is set to close after Secretary of State for Local Government Eric Pickles accepted a recommendation from a Planning Inspector that further Planning Permission be refused.
The Planning Inspector appointed to hear the appeal, Mr Alan Boyland concluded that the harm caused to the Green Belt "is not clearly outweighed by other considerations so as to amount to the very special circumstances necessary to justify the development."
Mr Boyland has now recommended that "the need beyond about 2017 is not compelling" and that the appeal should be refused.
Commenting, David Mowat MP said:
"I'm delighted that the Inspector and the Secretary of State now agree with local residents here in Warrington. They have had to put up with this site for long enough.
"Congratulations to all those who campaigned tirelessly to get this application blocked."
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