Saturday, 3 April 2010

Public Inquiry - Day 11

The third week of the Public Inquiry ended in positive fashion for the local community.

Professor Vyvyan Howard appeared via a videolink from the University of Ulster (see left) and gave an authorative and detailed presentation about the potential risks of emissions.

This was followed by STIG’s Amanda Routledge who outlined the very real concerns of local people on the same grounds, which was now clearly articulated within the St Dennis Parish Plan.

SITA’s barristers appeared quite discomforted by the whole session and the best that they could argue was that such concerns were for the regulators, not the planning process.

And there was I thinking that Planning Policy Statement 23 contains the principle of the precautionary principle!

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