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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.

To find out more information and to comment on live cases, use the reference number link in brackets below.

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Recent applications

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.

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.

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).

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

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.

Additional information was submitted by the applicant including:

  • email dated 13 February 2020 from Pegasus Group including response to consultations, representations and revised planting plan
  • letter dated 13 February 2020 from Pegasus Group including response to consultations and representations
  • outline planting plan (Dwg No. WIS1PP01 Rev A).

This application is due to be considered by planning committee on 1 October 2020.

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.

Fauld Mine (ref. ES.19/02/504 M)

British Gypsum Ltd have 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 M, ES.13/05/504 M, ES.13/06/504 M, ES.13/07/504 M and ES.13/08/504 M) and an extension to the time limit for mineral extraction until 31 August 2038. 

This application is due to be considered by Planning Committee on 1 October 2020.

 


 

Recent decisions

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

Tarmac Aggregates Limited have 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.

The application was reported to Planning Committee on 6 August 2020 and Committee accepted the recommendations to permit subject to the applicant first completing a section 106 legal agreement and to conditions.

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

Hanson Quarry Products Europe Ltd have 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.

The application was reported to the planning committee on 6 August 2020 and the committee accepted the recommendations to permit subject to the applicant first completing a section 106 legal agreement and to conditions.

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

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

The application was reported to the planning committee on 6 August 2020 and the committee accepted the recommendations to permit subject to the applicant first completing a section 106 legal agreement and to conditions.

Units 40-46 Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth (ref. T.19/02/928 W)

Stericycle submitted a planning application for a change of use of existing industrial building to use as a healthcare waste treatment plant and transfer site and associated works.

6 February 2020 - the planning committee accepted the recommendation to permit subject to conditions. 

18 February 2020 - planning permission was granted. 

West Midlands Rail Freight Interchange Consultation.

An application by Four Ashes Limited for an order granting development consent for the West Midlands Interchange has been made to the planning inspectorate under the Planning Act 2008 (nationally significant infrastructure projects). As part of the application procedure there is a duty to consult the local community including local authorities. Responses made by the county council are available to view separately (our ref: TR050005 OC).

A decision was taken by the Secretary of State for Transport on 4 May 2020 and has now been issued.

Rowley Gate Farm, Longsdon (ref. SM.19/03/1140 W)

Mr Steve Beaumont has submitted an application for a temporary waste recycling facility to process previously fly-tipped baled wastes to facilitate its removal and the remediation of land.

6 May 2020 - planning permission was granted. 

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