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Applications making the headlines

Below are recent planning applications and submissions we received for determination and recent decisions that may be of particular public interest.

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Recent applications

Holditch House, Holditch Road, Chesterton, Newcastle under Lyme (ref: N.21/02/2018 W)  

Hamptons Property LLP have submitted a planning application to vary condition 13 of permission N.12/03/2018 W to extend the hours of operation.

Weeford Quarry, Lichfield (ref: L.21/04/810 MW)

Cemex UK Operations Ltd have submitted a planning application for a replacement concrete plant.

Walleys Quarry Landfill (N.12/09/216 MW D2)

Red Industries Limited have submitted information to fulfil the requirements of four conditions at Walleys Quarry Landfill: -

  •  A working plan (required by condition 5) and a Progress Plan (required by condition 6).
  • A review of the Final Restoration Plan (required by condition 38) and a detailed Restoration and 5-year Aftercare Scheme (required by Condition 39).

Weeford Quarry, Lichfield (ref:  L.20/06/810 MW)

H D Ricketts Ltd. and Cemex UK Ltd., have submitted a planning application for the continuation of sand extraction with progressive restoration to agriculture/ biodiversity using recycled inert materials together with the retention and enhancement of existing on-site processing, office and workshop facilities, erection of a new ready-mix concreting facility and importation of aggregates for blending and associated works. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

Campions Wood Quarry, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay (ref: SS.20/09/611 M)

Booth Ventures Limited have submitted a planning application for the import of inert materials to construct a stability buttress, at the eastern end of the site, to ensure long term stability of the quarry faces.

Saredon Quarry, Little Saredon (ref: SS.20/06/602 MW)

NRS Aggregates Limited have submitted a planning application for the relocation of an existing aggregates recycling facility.

Moneymore Quarry (Hanson) (ref. L.20/07/807 MW and L.20/08/807 MW)

Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd have a applied to vary (not comply with) conditions 16 and 17 of Scheme of Conditions ref. L.10/18/807 MW and conditions 19 and 20 of planning permission ref. L.EA/10/807 MW to allow the transportation of mineral from the working area to the plant site via an existing internal access route.

Rugeley Quarry, Stafford Brook Road, Rugeley (CH.20/04/709 M)

Cemex UK Operations Limited have applied to not comply with (to vary) conditions of planning permission no. CH.00/0577 & S.400/18 to revise the phasing of the winning and working of sand and gravel.

A similar application was submitted in 2016 and approved by the Planning Committee in 2018 (ref. CH.16/05/709 M). The decision has however been held pending the completion of a legal agreement. The applicant is now seeking to revise and supersede the earlier application.

Croxden Quarry, Croxden Common, Freehay, Cheadle (ref. SM.20/02/110 M).

Tarmac Limited have submitted a planning application to allow for the additional release of 1.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel reserve and a revised Restoration Masterplan, compiled to allow a new consolidated planning permission (superseding planning permission SM.11/07/110 M).

Hints Quarry, Hints (ref. L.19/04/805-808 MW)

Tarmac Aggregates Limited and Cemex UK have submitted a planning application to vary (not to comply with) conditions 17 (hours of working), 19 (quantity of exported sand and gravel) and 20 (limits on HGV movements) of planning permission L.15/04/805-808 MW.

Further information has been submitted relating to the environmental statement accompanying the planning application and assesses the impacts of traffic and noise.  The transport statement also confirms that the applicant proposes that the daily HGV limit is increased to 500 HGV movements. 


Recent decisions

Land South of the A513, Orgreave, Alrewas - Pyford Brook Quarry (ref. L.20/03/867 M)

Cemex UK Operations Limited have submitted a planning application for sand and gravel extraction, the erection of plant and infrastructure and creation of new access, in order to supply the HS2 project with ready mix concrete, and with exportation of surplus sand and gravel. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement.

  • November 2020 - Further information was submitted relating to the Environmental Statement accompanying the planning application including proposals to amend the plant site layout as well as the method of haulage of mineral within the site.

  • April 2021 - Further information was submitted that included updates the Environmental Statement in response to comments received from the second consultation on the application; and, included additional information about the need for the proposal and its link to the construction of the HS2 railway.

  • June 2021 -  Further information was submitted that updated the Environmental Statement to assess the cumulative effects of the proposals with HS2 phase 2a works.
  • 15 July - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

Captains Barn Farm Quarry, Leek Road, Weston Coyney (ref. SM.20/05/171 M)

Dalecrete have applied to vary (to not comply with) conditions 1, 4, and 10 of planning permission SM.15/08/171 M to lower working depth from 226 metres AOD to 215 metres AOD; to amend the end date from 6 April 2026 to 30 December 2030.

  • 25 March 2021 - Planning permission issued.

1 Station Road, Four Ashes (ref. SS.20/05/614 W)

Veolia Environmental Services Limited submited a planning application for a Change of use from a Clinical Waste Facility to a Refuse Derived Fuel Facility and associated works.

  • 6 November 2020 - Planning permission issued.

Whiston Hall Golf Club, Black Lane, Whiston (ref. SM.19/07/1141 W)

Whiston Golf Club Ltd submitted a planning application for the remodelling of existing golf course to improve on-site water management, accessibility and player safety through the importation of engineering materials to regrade and re-profile part of the existing golf course, with the construction of new attenuation and irrigation ponds, erection of an associated pump house and proposed landscaping and tree planting.

  • 1 October 2020 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to refuse the application.

  • 14 October 2020 - The refusal decision notice was issued.

Fauld Mine (ref. ES.19/02/504 M)

British Gypsum Ltd submitted a planning application for a southern extension to Fauld Mine to extract gypsum and anhydrite beneath land to the east of Newchurch, including consolidation of the existing planning permissions (ref. ES.10/04/504 MES.13/05/504 MES.13/06/504 MES.13/07/504 M and ES.13/08/504 M) and an extension to the time limit for mineral extraction until 31 August 2038. 

  • 1 October 2020 the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions..

Alrewas Quarry (ref. L.19/09/817 MW)

Tarmac Aggregates Limited submitted a planning application for the winning and working of sand and gravel including a southern extension and the re-phasing of permitted working and restoration schemes; the restoration of the quarry by the importation of inert waste material; the provision of new crossing points and conveyor bridges at Stockford Lane, Sittles Lane and Roddige Lane as well as the continued use of existing crossing points on Roddige Lane, the A513 and Croxall Road; and the continued use of the mineral processing plant and other ancillary facilities already permitted including weighbridge, site offices, field conveyor, concrete batching plant and bagging plant.

  • 6 August 2020 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

  • 16 June 2021 – Section 106 legal agreement completed.
     
  • 21 June 2021 – Planning permission issued.

Western extension to Barton Quarry (ref. ES.17/11/502 M)

Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd submitted a planning application for western extension to Barton Quarry between A38 road and railway line to extract 6.3 million tonnes of sand and gravel over a period of 10 years and to restore the site to landscaped water areas with biodiversity, landscape and flood alleviation benefits.

  • 6 August 2020 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

  • 22 September 2021 - Legal Agreement completed.

  • 29 September 2021 - Planning permission issued

Cauldon Cement Works (ref. SM.19/10/111 MW)

Geocycle UK Ltd submitted a planning application for a fuel storage and feed system for alternative fuel firing and ancillary development.

  • 6 August 2020 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

  • 25 November 2020 - Legal Agreement completed.

  • 1 December 2020 - Planning permission issued.

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