After a very brief start the meeting was adjourned to deal with a point raised by Tom Jarman.
This was eventually dismissed as being misunderstood and there followed Niall McQuitty, a expert witness from GCC who gave his evidence.
Richard Phillips QC proceeded to cross examine robustly and with some success it must be said, as Mr McQuitty was forced to concede that in his rebuttal evidence he had made two calculation errors in the height of the equipment shown in his drawings.
Paul Darly was next up to give evidence for GCC and he was heavily in favour of incineration which was puzzling since even Brian Cook the inspector wondered why he had been called to ‘robustly’ defend the planning departments refusal.
However after at first losing ground to more of Mr Phillips fierce questions he retaliated well and refused to be shaken off course maintaining that the height of the building was capable of being lowered to make it less obtrusive.
After day two it all seems like the only winners so far are the lawyers who are filling their pockets with Gloucestershire tax-payers money!