Walleys Quarry mediation frequently asked questions
Is this a worse outcome than going to court?
Absolutely not. In court a judge could have allowed the appeal, and so there would be no Abatement Notice, or could have rejected the appeal, meaning the Abatement Notice served in August 2021 was valid, or the judge could have amended the Abatement Notice in some way.
Through the mediation route, the council has secured its original objective of having a valid Abatement Notice in place, and has agreed with Walleys Quarry Ltd a number of important measures around access to information for both the council and the community which would not have been secured in court.