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West Lancashire Borough Council considers challenge to Parbold Hill Landfill

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The photo shows (L-R) Cllr. Gareth Downing and Cllr. Dave Evans on Parbold Hill

West Lancashire Borough Council are considering options to support a challenge to Lancashire County Council’s recent approval for a landfill at Parbold Hill.

The application for Parbold Hill Landfill was approved by Lancashire’s Development Control Committee last week, with some councillors talking down the value and beauty of the popular destination.

Prior to the application being heard, West Lancashire Borough Council twice submitted formal comments of objection to the application.

Now, the Council’s cabinet have agreed to consider what options are available to work alongside campaign groups and residents to examine the approval, and whether there were any flaws in the process or withholding or misinterpretation of information presented.

Portfolio Holders Cllr Dave Evans (Planning) and Cllr Gareth Dowling (Communities and Community Safety) said:

“At every stage of the process we have worked with officers and councillors at West Lancashire Borough Council in putting forward our strong objections to the planning application for Parbold Hill Landfill.

“We share the frustration and anger of residents across West Lancashire at the disregard shown to this Lancashire beauty spot and the hundreds and hundreds of resident objections.

“West Lancashire can not be and must not be seen as the dumping ground of the North West. We have already had Whitemoss expanded and extended despite strong local objection, and here we see it again.

“Working with local campaigners, we will now consider how we can support any legal challenge and what grounds there may be.

“We fought hard against Whitemoss and we must do the same for Parbold Hill and protect West Lancashire from this destruction.”


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