Legal bid to stop Whitemoss hazardous landfill extension fails

The failure of a bid to block the expansion of a hazardous landfill site in the green belt could set an important legal precedent

The construction of the first extension cell at Whitemoss is due to be completed this year. Photograph: Whitemoss Ltd.Opponents to plans for an extension to a hazardous waste landfill site in West Lancashire have failed in a legal bid to block the project.

Former communities secretary Greg Clark had granted planning permission for an extension of Whitemoss in Skelmersdale in May 2016.

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