Local residents in North Warwickshire are rejoicing after the Court of Appeal has ruled that no further appeal or challenge can be made against the decision to refuse planning permission for Daw Mill.

Over many years, local residents, parish Councils and local action groups have fought to ensure Daw Mill returns to green field in the green belt that was promised many decades ago. Labour Councillors have supported local people, opposing the Daw Mill planning application from the very beginning.

Labour Councillor, Jodie Gosling said;

“This is fantastic news for local people. As a local resident, in New Arley, I value our mining heritage and this proposal and the sheer disregard for local people over the last few years has been so heartbreaking. Like so many others living locally, I’m delighted we’re now at the end of this planning saga.

“What we now need, is for the County Council to enforce the restoration agreement and ensure the land is returned to green field within the green belt. That’s what I’ll be pushing for.”

Labour Candidates, Ann McLauchlan and Carl Jerromes added;

“As local residents, we’ve followed this case closely over the last couple of years. We know how damaging these proposals would have been for our local roads and open countryside. The important issue now lies with Warwickshire County Council. They must enforce the restoration agreement and they must do so immediately. We know that new planning applications could come forward but for now, the County Council has one job to do – enforce the restoration agreement,”

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