Backdale Quarry Owner's Appeal Refused

by Tina Gardner / BMC Jun/2009
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A breath of life has been given to Longstone Edge as the House of Lords has refused to hear an appeal against the Peak District National Park Authority's enforcement action at Backdale quarry.

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

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