According to campaigner and local councilor Des Moffatt, “I had reason to suspect since last Wednesday that Hippofan were not talking to the Environment Agency either, and despite some calls and a message left I only got confirmation they had withdrawn and that we could share that with the public today.
“This is the application to the Environment Agency for a licence to pollute. While it is a very big step in the right direction it is not yet over. The planning application remains with the Council and were it to be approved there is every likelihood that there would be a new application to the Environment Agency for a licence to pollute.
We will remain vigilant and I will update you should anything else emerge.”