Court of Appeal upholds ship canal discharge ruling

Judges have ruled that the owners of a large manufacturing plant in Cheshire can continue to discharge surface water and trade effluent from the facility into the Manchester Ship Canal for only £50 a year, despite the termination in 2014 of the original licence allowing the activity

Seagulls on the Manchester ship canal
Manchester Ship Canal: legal dispute over surface water discharge right

Judges have ruled that the owners of a large manufacturing plant in Cheshire can continue to discharge surface water and trade effluent from the facility into the Manchester Ship Canal for only £50 a year, despite the termination in 2014 of the original licence allowing the activity.

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