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Public inquiry to open over plans to dump ‘inert’ waste on Rainham’s Ingrebourne Hill

PUBLISHED: 15:48 10 August 2016 | UPDATED: 15:48 10 August 2016

The Adamsgate Action Group protesting outside Havering Town Hall earlier this year after Ingrebourne Hill Ltd lodged an appeal against the council's decision to refuse the plans.

The Adamsgate Action Group protesting outside Havering Town Hall earlier this year after Ingrebourne Hill Ltd lodged an appeal against the council's decision to refuse the plans.

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Controversial plans to dump “inert” waste and double the size of Rainham’s Ingrebourne Hill will go before a public inquiry four years after they were first submitted.

The proposal to merge Ingrebourne Hill with Hornchurch Country Park, using construction material by re-designing the landscape of the green belt, will be reconsidered after a public inquiry was called by an independent planning inspector during an appeal earlier this year.

The applicant Ingrebourne Valley Ltd appealed Havering Council’s decision to reject the planning application in 2014.

Inspector Stuart Nixon told the appellant figures in their application “just don’t stack up”, leaving “uncertainties” on the nature of the plans.

The public inquiry will be held from August 23 to 26 at Havering town hall.

Havering Council will employ a barrister to oppose the planning application and councillors, who have objected to the plans since 2012, will represent residents’ concerns.

Councillors have also called for a protest to be held outside the town hall on August 23 at 9.30am.

Residents willing to speak during the inquiry can contact councillorgraham.williamson@havering.gov.uk or councillormichaeldeon.burton@havering.gov.uk.

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