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Batching plant gets go-ahead


MATERIALS supplier Aggregate Industries has won a legal battle to build a controversial concrete batching plant in a trendy London suburb.

Ready mixed concrete producer London Concrete, part of the Aggregate Industries group, was given the all-clear to build a batching plant in Crouch End, north London, last week following a public enquiry.

Despite a vociferous campaign against the development from local MPs and residents, the planning inspector decided that concerns over pollution and noise were unfounded.

But permission to operate the rail-served site has been studded with a rash of conditions including limiting rail deliveries of aggregates and bulk cement to four times per week and allowing just 60 lorries in and out of the site per day.