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Decision on waste tip at farm due soon
10:00am Wednesday 11th September 2013 in News
A plan to tip thousands of tonnes of inert waste in a ravine on Addingham farmland could finally be determined by North Yorkshire councillors in October.
The scheme, for land at Farfield Farm, Bolton Road, Addingham, was submitted to North Yorkshire County Council in January 2012, but the Council requested an extension of the time to determine the plan three times.
The scheme, for the Duke of Devonshire-owned agricultural land, would see a steep ravine filled in, giving farm machinery better access to cut back gorse, thistles and nettles, and make the 2.7-hectare plot suitable for grazing.
But there have been objections lodged by a variety of organisations and residents of neighbouring communities, raising concerns about the movements of trucks on small backroads, and the effect on the landscape.