"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.

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