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Recent planning applications and submissions received by Staffordshire County Council for determination and recent decisions that may be of particular public interest.

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John Pointon and Sons Limited, Bones Lane, Cheddleton, Leek (ref. SM.17/02/1138 W).

John Pointon and Sons Limited have submitted a planning application for a renewable energy facility. The proposal is to develop a biomass fired Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant on the Cheddleton site. Approximately 90,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of waste wood arising from construction and demolition activities would be delivered to the site for use as fuel for power generation. The facility would have a thermal input capacity of 44MWth and an electrical generating capacity of 6.5MWe.

2 November 2017 - The Planning Commitee considered a report and approved the recommendation to consult the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (c/o the National Planning Casework Unit) to advise that having regard to the matters referred to in the report, the County Council is MINDED TO PERMIT the proposed development, subject to planning conditions



Shire Oak Quarry, Chester Road, Shire Oak (ref. L.16/05/809 MW).

JPE Holdings Limited have submitted a planning application for an eastern extension (inclusive of additional sand and gravel mineral working, subsequent infilling with inert material, landscaping works and all ancillary works) and to consolidate existing permissions with a composite revised restoration scheme.

6 June 2017 - Additional information was submitted by the applicant relating to landscape, ecological and restoration issues as well as the assessment of noise. Comments have been received and considered concerning the additional information.

6 July 2017 - The Planning Committee considered a report and approved the recommendation to permit the application subject to conditions and a Section 106 Legal Agreement.

Uttoxeter Quarry, Ashbourne Road, Spath, Uttoxeter (ref. ES.16/15/524 MW)

Aggregate Industries UK Limited submitted a planning application (later revised) to vary conditions of planning permission ref. ES.11/13/524 MW granted on 13 December 2011, to alter the sequence of phased extraction and to revise the date for cessation of mineral extraction from 30 November 2016 to 30 November 2023 and restoration from 30 November 2018 to 30 November 2025.

28 October 2016 - Draft Unilateral Undertaking received in which the applicant agreed to install under-drainage, provide vehicular access and a surfaced car park on land adjacent to the quarry to facilitate the 'Sports Hub' allocated in the East Staffordshire Local Plan.

1 December 2016 - The Planning Committee considered a report and approved the recommendation to permit the application, as revised, subject to updated conditions and a Section 106 Legal Agreement.

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