Backdale Quarry Owner's Appeal Refusedby Tina Gardner / BMC Jun/2009
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Back in March, the BMC and other countryside campaigners celebrated a legal victory in the Court of Appeal which fell in favour of protecting Longstone Edge from uncontrolled quarrying. However, the landwoner, Bleaklow Industries Ltd, then requested permission to appeal to the House of Lords.
A committee of three law lords has turned down the request, stating:
“Permission is refused because the petition does not raise an arguable point of law of general public importance which ought to be considered by the House at this time, bearing in mind that the cause has already been the subject of judicial decision and reviewed on appeal.”
Read the full report by Tina Gardner on the BMC Website