South Warwickshire Environmental Association

A group to provide a forum for local opinion

Concerns:

Existing Marsh Farm Quarry reinstatement not adhereing to conditions stipulated in the original planning application.

Length of time it is taking at Marsh Farm for reclamation to progress. Lack of available inert material for infill due to downturn in building industry.

We believe that time extensions for quarrying do not go to public consultation, just to the planning officer.

What are the implications of the above on the remaining North of Broom Lane, East of A46, Miller's Bank extensions and Berry Coppice proposed site?

Impact of quarrying on Broom flood defences.

Public objection to Berry Coppice site being diffused by unsubstantiated references to it being "kept behind the tree line".

That letters of objection lodged to the Minerals Core Strategy Revised Spatial Options public consultaion are not taken into consideration when applications are put forward to the planning committee.

Effect of increased quarry traffic in general on the surrounding area.

Removal of 200 meter buffer zones from Minerals Core Strategy Revised Spatial Options document

The amount of Sand And Gravel required from Warwickshire may be increased in the near future during a time when the building industry and requirement for sand and gravel is in decline. High quality agricultural land that has had sand and gravel extracted cannot be restored to the same level.