Sour gas plant approved

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.

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Gasplant row: Opponents looking for a legal challenge

Opponents of the gas plant say they are now to examine the possibilities of a legal challenge to overturn Government's decision allowing the site.

This is a 160 page judgement. We will definitely be looking at the possibility of a judicial review.

– Adam White, from the pressure group, 'Against Having Sour Gas in Thornton'

They claim the application and subsequent public enquiry were held under one set of planning guidelines but the final decision has now been determined under a new set of rules.

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