Supreme Court gives go-ahead for quarry appeal

A Court of Appeal ruling in favour Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery – the iconic brewer and champion of the green belt based outside Tadcaster, North Yorkshire – is to come under challenge by the local authority at the Supreme Court.

Lady Hale, Lord Carnwath and Lady Arden have granted North Yorkshire County Council permission to appeal its defeat in a planning battle over a local quarry earmarked for a major development in the green belt.

The case examines the circumstances in which mineral extraction can take place in the green belt.

Last March, the Court

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