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Proposed importation of inert restoration material and extraction of sand at Western Quarry Site

Re-Consultation on a Planning Application (County Matter)
Town & Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended)

Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017

Submission of Further Information in respect of the Environmental Statement relating to the following planning application

Application Ref:    21/000029/CM        Grid Ref:    (E) 395202, (N) 276101

Applicant:              NRS Ltd

Proposal:               Proposed importation of inert restoration material and extraction of sand to enable engineering operations for stability purposes and completion of site restoration

Location:               (Western portion of the former) Sandy Lane Quarry, Wildmoor, Worcestershire

On 30 July 2021, NRS Ltd applied to Worcestershire County Council for planning permission for the above proposal. You may recall I consulted you [Fairfield Village Community Association] on the above application for planning permission between 18 August 2021 and 29 September 2021.

Following the consideration of the comments that were received on the application and Environmental Statement, the Mineral Planning Authority wrote to the applicant on 29 October 2021 requesting further information in respect of the Environmental Statement. On 10 January 2022 the applicant submitted the requested further information, and the County Council are now seeking comments on this further information in relation to a number of matters including noise, ecology, highways and traffic, water environment, geotechnical and public health.

The applicant is seeking planning permission to remove approximately 245,000 tonnes of sand and import 975,000 cubic metres of inert materials over a period of six years. The objective of the application is to enable a buttress wall to be keyed into the eastern part of the site to stabilise the exposed face, and to facilitate the complete final restoration of the former Sandy Lane Quarry.

A copy of this further information together with the planning application, the plans, the Environmental Statement, the Non-Technical Summary and other documents submitted with the application can be inspected online at: using the application reference 21/000029/CM from 9 February 2022 until 16 March 2022. When searching by application reference, please ensure that the full application reference number, including the suffix are entered into the search field.

I would be grateful to receive any comments that you may wish to make on the further information / application by 16 March 2022 by email or by post to the address below. If this is not possible then please let me know. If you have already commented on this application, and if I do not hear from you by this date I will assume your comments remain unchanged.