Casebook: Appeal case - Waste management - Waste centre held harmful to green belt aims

A proposal to establish a waste reclamation facility in the Edinburgh green belt has been ruled unacceptable by a reporter who concluded that there was no overriding need for the scheme.

The applicants proposed a building to be used as a tipping and reception hall operating 16 hours a day. Reclaimed waste would be stored on the site, with 20 people being employed in two shifts. While accepting that it would be beneficial to site the facility away from residential areas, the inspector decided that since no need had been proven, it would be inappropriate to set aside well-established green belt and countryside policies precluding this type and scale of development.

DCS No: 100039456; Reporter: Roger Wilson; Written representations.

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