We – your LLRA and StopVeolia campaign team – have just heard that Veolia has withdrawn (cancelled) its appeal. The company contacted us directly by email, and sent us their withdrawal letter to the Planning Inspectorate (view here). The Planning Inspectorate has also confirmed this in writing (view here).
This means we have won. The Public Inquiry will now NOT be taking place, and the planning refusal from last February stands.
We cannot unequivocally say this is the end of the story. There is nothing to stop Veolia submitting a new planning application, but we will be watching very carefully. For now, however, until and unless they do so, the matter is closed.
Over the weekend we will distribute a leaflet which will give more detail, and which will aim to answer all the questions you may have.
This is excellent news…