Planning Inquiry Number Two

Hello Everyone,Since the Judicial Review decision we have been waiting to hear the next steps of this long process. We have now been notified that there will be a second inquiry to determine the original appeal again. I will add the letter we have received later.We...

Judicial Review Decision

Hello EveryoneUnfortunately we just heard about the Judicial Review outcome and it isn’t favourable.The judge ruled that the Inspector should not have referred to future legislation and that was a legal error.We can take comfort from the fact that 95% of his...

Judicial Review update

Hi AllSo the Judicial Review happened today, 31 Oct 2023 (Haloween!). Report back from our Barrister is positive but ultimately its down to the judge. The likely main argument is the biodiversity reference to future legislation in the Inspectors report. This was...

Update On Where We Are

On Thursday last week we had a hearing. We were expecting one hearing but the court split the two issues in to two hearings. The second is later this month after which the judgement is reached. The first hearing was a threshold for a permission hearing to decide if...

Judicial Review in Cardiff

Hi AllOK so the Judicial Review takes place on 28th of September in Cardiff. This will decide if the Inspector made a correct legal decision.Whoever loses has the right of appeal.We have all the legal representation in place as does the Secretary of State and WCC.-...

Worcestershire County Council set to defend decision

Hi AllOK the emails have achievement a result and we have a more helpful dialogue with Worcestershire County Council. I have promised we will stop the emailing now so if you could refrain from further emails that would be helpful.- Mike...

Judicial Review Update

Hi EveryoneAs promised an update after our committee meeting.We have appointed a barrister and we are formulating a legal response. We have funds to cover this for now so no donations at this point please. We will ask if and when we need help. Our written response...

NRS Applies for Judicial Review

Hi allI really didn’t want to be writing this post but unfortunately fighting this planning is going the full distance.We yesterday (15th June 2023) got served with court papers by NRS applying for a judicial review of the Inspectors decision.We already have our...

APPEAL DISMISSED – WE WON!!!!!

Hello Everyone On behalf of the committee of the Stop The Quarry Campaign we would just like to let you know that the inspector has dismissed the appeal by NRS Aggregates. So unless NRS apply for a judicial review in the High Court then that is an end to it! We would...

Inquiry – Day Six

At the end, the inspector congratulated the community, how the campaign was managed and stated that everyone should be very proud of themselves. Everyone spoke well, informed and passionate. from the virtual speakers, to those in the room. He also complimented the...