This was a rare and complex appeal against a Prohibition Order imposed by Oxford County Council prohibiting the winning and working of minerals.  The issues concerned the validity of the Environmental Statement submitted with the original application for review of an old mineral permission  –  a stalled ROMP and whether this complied with EIA. This called into question the timeframe within which the ES could be corrected, before the Prohibition Order process was triggered and the legality of the Council’s proceedings. The Secretary of State and the Inspector found in favour of the Appellant.

A copy of the Secretary of State’s letter and the Inspector’s decision are attached.



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