Firm set to appeal refusal of odorous landfill permit

A decision not to allow a waste management company to take over operation of a notorious landfill site in Newcastle upon Tyne is being appealed.

On Friday, the Environment Agency (EA) revealed that Midwest Solutions Ltd had called on the Planning Inspectorate to consider its appeal over Blaydon Quarry Landfill. The regulator, which adjudicates on environmental permitting disputes, is expected to make its decision early next year.

The decision was taken “because we felt the applicant could not demonstrate that they could comply with the permit,” said a statement from the EA. The transfer had been under consideration since November 2017 until it was refused earlier this year.

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