Resolving the odour issues at Walleys Quarry

For a number of years the community around the Walleys Quarry landfill, and further afield, have complained about odours from the site.

We served an Abatement Notice on Walleys Quarry Ltd (WQL) on 13 August 2021. The notice required WQL to “abate” the nuisance within 5 months of the date of the notice and to prevent its reoccurrence. WQL lodged an appeal against the notice on 2 September 2021.  This started a legal process which has been ongoing for over a year and which has just been concluded through mediation.

The mediation process was guided by the former Supreme Court Judge and environmental law specialist, the Right Honourable Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill. As a result of that process, the council and WQL were able to agree terms for a settlement which enabled WQL to withdraw their appeal against the notice. This settlement agreement has now been ratified in Court, making it legally binding.