A controversial 50 million pound sour gas plant has been given the go ahead on the edge of the North York Moors national park despite huge opposition from locals and campaigners.
Villagers in Thornton-le-Dale near to Malton have fought a three year battle against the plans which will be built on the outskirts of the village.
Opponents say all of the country's national parks will view the approval of the scheme with alarm, because it is claimed this is the first major industrial development to be given the go ahead under new government guidelines.
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