"Recalcitrant" foundry told to abate odours in milestone appeal

In one of the first air pollution appeals to be determined by the Planning Inspectorate, a West Midlands foundry has been ordered to end an odour nuisance which has plagued its neighbours for many years. The decision, which is likely to cost the company £1.5 million, suggests that inspectors may adopt a more liberal interpretation of when such investments are justified than the Government did when it was in charge of appeals.

Responsibility for determining appeals under the local air pollution control regime was transferred from the Secretary of State to the Planning Inspectorate last September, although he reserved the right to retrieve certain cases for his own decision (ENDS Report 271, p 38 ). The first two appeals determined by th

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