The inspector was satisfied that the appellants' landscape and noise impact assessments showed that the scheme would not undermine the area's character or threaten local residents' amenity. It would also meet a need for topsoil and the national park authority had identified no alternative sites for the facility, he found. The authority had acted unreasonably in failing to produce substantial evidence to support its refusal of permission against officers' advice, he concluded.
DCS Number 100-058-349
Inspector David Hogger; Hearing.