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Befesa lodges legal appeal against Nerva town council decision to refuse the licence application to expand the industrial waste centre

Nerva, 9 January 2009.- Befesa Gestión de Residuos Industriales has lodged an appeal with the judicial review court of Huelva against the decision of Nerva town council, given on 16 December, to turn down the licence application to expand the industrial waste centre based in the town.

In its appeal, Befesa will request the courts to repeal the arbitrary decision of Nerva’s mayor, Domingo Domínguez, to refuse the licence, as there is no reason to support such as decision. The company claims that the mayor has failed to comply with existing legislation that requires municipal governments to grant works licences that are requested according to law.

Befesa thinks that the original construction project for the waste centre contemplated the expansion that it is requesting. As well as having all the relevant authorisations, the works have been granted Integrated Environmental Authorisation (AAI) by the Ministry of the Environmental of the regional government of Andalusia.

The AAI includes all the information that Nerva town council needs to grant the licence to expand the waste centre and endorses the new phase of the project. It is therefore "more than enough required by the municipal authorities to carry out their duty and grant the appropriate permission" said Santiago Ortiz, General Manager of Befesa Gestión de Residuos Industriales.

For more Information:

Patricia Malo de Molina. 95 493 71 11 / 630 05 08 24

Álvaro Arias. 955 60 02 03 / 699 25 68 30