Campaigners lose nuclear dump appeal

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to stop low level nuclear waste being dumped at King’s Cliffe have lost their Court of Appeal battle.

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles granted planning permission for disposal of the waste at the landfill site operated by Augean and it started taking deliveries in December. Village resident Louise Bowen-West, of Wastewatchers, failed to block the proposals in the High Court and today her bid to persuade appeal judges to rule the High Court made the wrong decision also failed.

Her barrister Richard Drabble told the judges yesterday the planning permission was a “foot in the door” for much larger quantities of hazardous and low-level radioactive waste to be deposited in the area.

The appeal court judges upheld the previous decisions and the campaigners said they are disappointed but not ready to give up.