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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

Poplars Landfill Site Anaerobic Digestion Facility, Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ (ref. SCC/22/0104/FULL-ES)

Biffa Waste Services Ltd have submitted a planning application to vary conditions 1 (approved plans), 4 (cessation date), 5 (site clearance), 6 (expiry of permission), 30 (storage and management of digestate material) and 32 (surface water drainage) of planning permission CH.13/09/721 MW.

Walleys Quarry Landfill, Cemetery Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 6PJ (ref. SCC/22/0078/FULL-MAJ).

Walleys Quarry Limited have submitted a planning application to allow waste carrying vehicles to park on the internal haul road between 06:00 and 07:00 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank and Public Holidays).

Information concerning the planning permissions for the site is available from - Planning Frequently asked questions.

This application is due to be considered by Planning Committee on 1st December 2022. 

Newbold Quarry Lichfield Road, Barton Under Needwood - Northern Extension (ref. SCC/22/0068/FULL-ES)

Aggregate Industries UK Limited have submitted a planning application for a northern extension to Newbold Quarry for the winning and working of sand and gravel with restoration to water based recreation and nature conservation using imported inert material with the continued use of existing access, site offices, processing plant, silt lagoons and ancillary infrastructure.

Rowhurst Industrial Estate, Plot D, Howle Close, Newcastle-under-Lyme (ref. SCC/22/0029/FULL-MAJ)

Jumbo Holdings Ltd have submitted a planning application for a skip hire and recycling facility including the sorting, processing and storage of 100,000 tonnes of waste per annum.

  • 15 June 2022 - a revised application form was submitted on 15 June 2022 amending the Company Name.

Campions Wood Quarry, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay (ref: SCC/22/0066/FULL-MAJ)

Booth Ventures Limited have submitted a planning application for importation of inert materials for the construction of an additional engineered stability buttress.

Uttoxeter Quarry, Spath, Uttoxeter, ST14 5AP (ref: SCC/21/0047/FULL-ES)

Aggregate Industries UK Limited have submitted a planning application for the importation and temporary storage of limestone scalpings with the erection and use of an aggregate washing plant.

This application is due to be considered by Planning Committee on 1st December 2022. 

Poplars Landfill Site, Lichfield Road, Cannock, WS11 8NQ (ref. SCC/22/0021/VOC-ES)

Biffa Waste Services Ltd have submitted a planning application to vary conditions 2 (approved plans), 3 (finished levels) and 23 (restoration and aftercare) of permission CH.446/88 (as amended by CH.446/88/721 MW D10 (revised restoration scheme) and CH.446/88 PWA (4) D3 (phasing)) to relocate landfill void space, to revise the restoration profile and surface water management, and to update the phasing of the operations.

This application is due to be considered by Planning Committee on 1st December 2022. 

Croxden Quarry, Freehay Road, Cheadle, ST10 1RH (ref. SCC/21/0076/FULL-ES)

Tarmac Trading Limited have submitted a planning application for a lateral (northern) extension to extract a further 4.65 million tonnes of sand and gravel and a consolidating application covering all mineral extraction operations.

This application is due to be considered by Planning Committee on 1st December 2022. 

Walleys Quarry Landfill (ref: 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.

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.

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.


Recent decisions

Saredon Hill Quarry, Saredon Road, Little Saredon, WV10 7LJ (ref: SCC/21/0070/FULL-ES)

NRS Saredon Aggregates Limited have submitted a planning application for the winning and working of sand and gravel within a southern extension to the quarry, with restoration to agriculture, and nature conservation by backfilling with inert waste or other inert material, and the use of the existing access, site offices, processing plant, and silt lagoons.

6 October 2022 - the Planning Committee accepted the report’s recommendation to permit subject to first completing a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

Uttoxeter Quarry, Spath, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 5AP (ref:SCC/21/0025/FULL-ES)

Aggregate Industries UK Ltd submitted a planning application for the Northern extension to Uttoxeter Quarry for the winning and working of sand and gravel with restoration to agriculture, water based recreation and nature conservation, with the continued use of existing access, site offices, processing plant, silt lagoons and ancillary infrastructure.

4 August 2022 -  the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

Whiston Hall Golf Club, Black Lane, Whiston. (ref: SCC/21/0033/FULL)

Whiston Golf Club Ltd have 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.

  • 9 June 2022 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to refuse the application.

  • 13 June 2022 - permission refused.

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).

  • 25 April 2022 - Section 106 Legal Agreement signed.

  • 21 April 2022 – Permissions issued.

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.

  • 25 April 2022 – Permission issued.

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

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

  • 22 February 2022 – Permission issued.

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.

  • 3 February 2022 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to conditions.

  • 29 March 2022 - Permission issued.

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.

  • 2 December 2021 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to conditions.

  • 10 February 2022 - Planning permission issued.

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.

  • 8 November 2021 - Planning permission issued.

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.

  • 15 July 2021 - the Planning Committee accepted the report recommendation to permit subject to the completion of a Section 106 Legal Agreement and subject to conditions.

  • 11 March 2022 - Section 106 Legal Agreement signed.

  • 16 March 2022 - Planning permission 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.

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