Buckinghamshire EfW Judicial Review applications rejected


Two applications for a Judicial Review against Buckinghamshire County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a £275 million energy from waste facility have been dismissed.

FCC Environment signed the contract to build and operate the facility last month, after winning the contract in July 2012.


Two individuals had made applications for a Judicial Review against the decision to permit planning for the facility, but the High Court rejected both.

Mr Justice Lindblom found advice given by planning officers was “sound and sufficient”.

Both applications were made in January, but were revealed in recent weeks.

Kenneth Kolb had permission to apply dismissed because his case was “not properly arguable” but was submitted two weeks late.

The other applicant Christopher Prideaux was allowed to apply but the case was dismissed “on the merits”.

Buckinghamshire County Council councillor Steven Adams said: “I understand that the small number of objectors have strong feelings, but this is a project that has excellent aims and thorough processes that have been exceptionally well pursued and executed by a strong team.”