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Information for Junction 18 Midpoint, Cledford Lane, Middlewich

Status: Prevented
Planning Region: North West
Planning Sub-Region: Cheshire
Operator: Covanta Energy
Capacity: 390,000
Campaign Group(s): Holmes Chapel Action Group and CHeshire Anti-Incinerator Network (CHAIN)
Notes: The proposal was unanimously rejected by Cheshire East Council’s planning committee in May 2010 [Source]. The Secretary of State dismissed Covanta’s planning appeal in July 2012, stating that "the proposal would conflict with the policy aims of Annex E of PPS10 in terms of visual intrusion, nature conservation, traffic and access, and air emissions (as they apply to traffic)" and that "the economic benefits of the appeal proposals have been overstated" [Source, Source]. (Entry updated 2012-08-22)

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