Home   News   Article

Delay over decision on quarry near Denton prolongs residents’ anxiety




Members of the Gorse Lane Quarry Action Group have been campaigning since the plans for the quarry were announced. EMN-151016-144057001
Members of the Gorse Lane Quarry Action Group have been campaigning since the plans for the quarry were announced. EMN-151016-144057001

Extensions given to the applicant of a quarry south of Denton, have ‘served only to prolong the levels of anxiety’, say campaigners.

Plans for a limestone quarry and infill site on 84.6 hectares off Gorse Lane, were submitted last May by Mick George Ltd. However, a decision is yet to be made by Lincolnshire County Council, who called for further details from the applicants.

Originally a deadline of November 27 was given, but this was pushed back to enable research into groundwater to take into account all of the winter months.

Gorse Lane Quarry Action Group chairman, Gaile McMillan, said: “The additional time Mick George Ltd has taken to answer the Regulation 22 questions from the county council has served only to prolong the levels of anxiety in the local communities.

She added: “This is an inappropriate, unnecessary and unsustainable development, putting our communities and environment under needless threat. We are continuing our campaign with renewed vigour as this applications approaches its final determination. We do appreciate, however, the detail to which the county council has gone to inform its deliberations and final decision.”

LCC confirmed that they have now received the extra information. Marc Willis, applications team leader, added: “People who have already commented will be written to and invited to make further submissions in response to this additional information, if they wish. Once the consultation has been completed, we should be in a position to make a decision, which we expect to happen later in the year.”



COMMENTS
()


Iliffe Media does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments

We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.

If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More