Bury Council have today released a report that the planned anaerobic digestion facility has been rejected.
Councillor Sandra Walmsley, cabinet member for resource and regulation, was quoted as saying: “This has been a long process which has stirred up a lot of emotion among residents in Ramsbottom. I am confident that the council and its staff dealt with the whole matter in a scrupulously fair and professional way, and I welcome the fact that this has effectively been recognised in the decision by the Inspector and the Secretary of State.”
This is fantastic news for Ramsbottom and really does go to show that when a town gets behind something such as the “Say no to AD” campaign it gives a strong indication to the council and government.
I want to congratulate every single one of you who put up a poster, signed a petition and stood up for our town. This had the potential to cripple our local economy by polluting and creating an unpleasant atmosphere for everyone with increased road usage from heavy vehicles damaging our roads.
I for one am looking forward to breathing our cleaner air for the considerable future.
The applicants have a right to appeal the decision to the High Court, but campaigners urged them to abandon the proposals.