Author: FVCA

Chadwich Lane Planning Application – Quarry

Consultation on a Planning Application (County Matter)
Town & Country Planning Act 1990

The Town & Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017

Application Ref:    18/000036/CM         Grid Ref:    (E) 395715, (N) 276943

Applicant:             Salop Sand and Gravel

Proposal:              Proposed extension to restored quarry, infilling the void using inert materials only, restoration of the land to agricultural use together with new access, creation of a geological exposure, landscaping and associated works

 

Location:              Land adjacent to former Chadwich Lane Quarry, Chadwich Lane, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

 

Salop Sand & Gravel is seeking planning permission for the above proposal which is in the neighbourhood of your property.

The planning application, the plans, the Environmental Statement, Non-Technical Summary and relevant documents are available to view at the following places during office hours from

24 October 2018 until 23 November 2018:

 

 

If you wish to submit comments on the above planning application you can do so online using the link above or you can send them to us by email / post using the contact information in this letter.  Please ensure we receive your comments before 23 November 2018, and state whether you would wish to address the Planning & Regulatory Committee if given the opportunity.

 

Notes from FVCA:

 

The client is Salop Sand and Gravel, the same company that owns Wildmoor Quarry.  It was Mr. Parton, director of the company, that gave a presentation to the Parish Council regarding extending extraction at the Wildmoor Quarry site.  Should the planning application that is currently being considered be approved, the company may seek to extend operations at the Wildmoor Quarry site, on land owned by Mr. Parton.  Other landowners adjacent to Wildmoor Quarry include Worcestershire County Council and the Parish Council.

 

According to the Planning Statement, the application is requesting the extraction of approximately 1.28M tonnes of sand from approximately 3.5 ha, the extraction and restoration taking place in phases over approximately a 13 year period at recent extraction rates of approximately 100,000 tonnes per annum.  The maximum depth of extraction will  be between 25-30 metres, the base of the quarry will not extend below 154m AOD (above ordnance datum, i.e. “sea level”).

 

The Application Site extends to an area of 9.1 ha, 3.5 ha for extraction and the remainder (5.6 ha) for landscaping and assorted planting.

 

Access will be via a track leading to/from Money Lane.

 

The site will operate Monday to Friday 7am – 7pm and Saturdays 7am – 12pm, no operations on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

 

Restoration will include the importation of inert waste as suitable filling material.  An Environment Agency licence will be required.

 

The proposed site will have a greater impact on neighbouring properties than the former site, as there are properties nearby.

 

 

Operation Lollipop

Members of the public in Bromsgrove, Rubery, Alvechurch, Wythall and Hagley are now able to send digital photographs of dangerous or inconsiderate parking outside schools directly to their Safer Neighbourhood Teams via a dedicated email address – OperationLollipop@westmercia.pnn.police.uk 

Officers will then investigate and make contact with the registered keeper to take appropriate action where possible.

Operation Snap

Members of the public can submit (via a secure online form – https://www.nextbase.com/en-gb/national-dash-cam-safety-portal/) digital footage showing potential traffic offences.

This can range from driving dangerously or carelessly to overtaking on solid white lines, using a mobile phone while driving, ignoring traffic lights or dangerous driving around other road users, such as horse riders and cyclists.

Your submission will be sent to West Mercia Police where the evidence will be reviewed by one of their road traffic officers, who will enforce against any offences committed.

Any footage submitted through the portal can also be used by the Police to help educate other road users and to advise on case results.

Have you got CCTV?

Please regularly check your CCTV footage, you might spot suspicious activity that might be preparation for an illegal activity.

Home Security Scam Alert

If you get a telephone call from someone offering home security with an alarm that links you to the police, put the phone down, dial 1471 to get their number and report to the police, tel 101. 

A resident in the village has received one such call….it was a SCAM. 

Please warn your elderly & vulnerable neighbours.

Local Plan Consultation

The Bromsgrove District Plan 2011-2030 is being reviewed.

The current Bromsgrove District Plan (BDP), which was adopted in January 2017, forms part of the statutory development plan for the district, it sets out the Council’s vision and strategy for the area until 2030 and provides the basis for decisions on planning applications.

The current adopted Plan only allocates enough land to provide 4,700 of the 7,000 dwellings required to meet the District’s need for the 2011-2030 period.  The Council recognises that there may be a need to assist with the identification of land to meet the housing shortfall within the wider West Midlands sub-region.

The plan is usually reviewed every 5 years.

The District Council needs help to identify all of the planning issues facing Bromsgrove in order to develop appropriate policies to address them. The issues and Options consultation is open until the 19th November 2018 and the Council will be seeking views on the following:

  • Strategic Issues for Bromsgrove District
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Transport
  • Town Centre and Local Centres
  • Social Infrastructure
  • Natural & Historic Environment
  • Climate Change and Water Resources

Consultation documents are online and can be downloaded from the Council website:

To give the Council your views

West Mercia PCC and Worcestershire council come together to tackle road safety

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion and Worcestershire County Council are giving members of the public the ownership to improve the safety of their roads as part of a joint campaign.

Last weekend, at Sander’s Park in Bromsgrove, both organisations asked the county’s residents to let them know where they want the focus to be as part of the ‘Roads Focus’ campaign. The Commissioner and council want to give the public ownership to highlight where their concerns are. Be it installing white gates at the entrance of a rural village, putting up more signs to highlight young or elderly people crossing, introducing speed enforcement in a village or asking for other measures to discourage speeding.

During a week of action, which will take place in November, the Commissioner and the council will start implementing some of the changes that have been suggested by the public.

Those wanting to highlight concerns in their area can share their suggestions via https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4560444/Roads-Focus until the end of Sunday 7 October.

Over the course of the campaign, more work will be carried out to improve the safety of Worcestershire’s roads and general road safety advice will also be given to ensure people remain focused when using the road – be it as a driver or pedestrian.

PCC John Campion said: “I am committed to improving road safety, which is why I am pleased to be working with Worcestershire County Council on this very important issue. With this campaign, we want to start by asking people where they have concerns. We hope to resolve some of those and see more people feeling safer within the communities they live in and on the roads they use.”

Councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Highways at Worcestershire County Council said: “The safety of Worcestershire roads is one of our top priorities as a council, and working together with the Police and Crime Commissioner, we’re looking forward to making our highways a better place for all road users. This campaign is an opportunity for us to get the views of local residents to identify potential hazards, enabling us to identify areas for improvement across the county, subject to funding and resources available.”