At their meeting on 1st November 2016 the County Council’s Planning Committee turned down the application to construct and operate an incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling facility accepting 120,000 tonnes pa along with ancillary / welfare facilities and operation of mobile equipment at Sandy Lane Quarry, Wildmoor.
Their reasons for refusal were:
- The proposal is considered to be inappropriate and accordingly harmful to the Green Belt contrary to Section 9 (Protecting Green Belt land) of the National Planning Policy Framework, Policy WCS 13 of the adopted Worcestershire Waste Core strategy, Policies DS1, DS2 and DS13 of the adopted Bromsgrove District Local Plan, and Policy BDP4 of the draft Bromsgrove District Local Plan in relation to development within the Green Belt.
- The proposal is considered to be in an unacceptable location contrary to Policy WCS 6 of the adopted Worcestershire Waste Core Strategy.
- The proposal is considered to have an unacceptable impact upon the open countryside contrary to a core principle of the National Planning Policy Framework as set out at paragraph 17 bullet point 5 and Policy WCS 12 of the adopted Worcestershire Waste Core Strategy.