CAMPAIGNERS fighting plans to build a £1.4bn waste incinerator are calling for a judicial review.

North Yorkshire Waste Action Group (NYWAG) said it wants a judge to examine the lawfulness of the decision to site an incinerator beside the A1(M) at Allerton Park, near Knaresborough.

The move comes two weeks after planning minister Nick Boles decided not to hold a public inquiry into the joint proposal by North Yorkshire and City of York councils, over which 10,000 opponents signed a petition.

NYWAG said after being stunned by Mr Boles’ ruling that the plan did not conflict with national policies it was focused on working with eminent lawyers to gain permission from the High Court for a judicial review.