CONTROVERSIAL plans for an enormous gravel quarry in Worcestershire have been on the desk for almost two years, however nonetheless no determination has been taken.
Plans to dig up hundreds of tons of fabric at Bow Farm, Ripple, close to Upton, had been first despatched to Worcestershire County Council again in 2019, and regardless of an avalanche of responses from residents and councillors, no determination has but been taken on approving or rejecting the location.
The plans, submitted to the council by M C Cullimore (Gravels) search permission to dig up the sand and gravel from land at Bow Farm in Ripple.
The work, scheduled to get underway this yr, is meant to take till 2028, and can see greater than 1.5 million tons of gravel pulled out of the bottom.
In accordance with the appliance, the land shall be restored to wetlands, nature conservation and agriculture as soon as work is completed.
The appliance web site contains roughly 65 hectares of land at Bow Farm in Bow Lane. The positioning straddles the executive boundaries of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
Roughly 55 hectares of land lies inside Worcestershire with the remaining 10 positioned inside Gloucestershire.
Roughly 45 hectares of the land is proposed for mineral extraction, labored in quite a few phases and progressively restored.
The entire land is owned by the applicant and is sure to the north by the M50 and to the east by Bow Lane.
Residents of close by Ripple have voiced their opposition to the plans, saying the noise and visitors brought on by work autos, in addition to the mud created by the work, will have an effect on their high quality of life.
Ripple Parish Council additionally really useful refusal of the plans, with their submission to the county council saying: “RPC recognise the significance of sustaining mineral provides however this must be from websites the place proposals accomplish that in essentially the most environmentally and sympathetic method and which, on this case state of affairs, each mitigate and reduce the danger of flooding.
“Proposals mustn’t adversely have an effect on the well being and welfare of native residents, enterprise, and leisure services, and totally adjust to Planning Statements.”
A county council spokesman mentioned: “Following consideration of feedback acquired about this utility and the environmental assertion, we wrote to the applicant requesting additional info. The applicant submitted further particulars on 8 March 2021, and we at the moment are searching for additional feedback in relation to this supplementary info, up till 14 Might.”
The earliest assembly it might be thought of at is July 6.
The total planning utility could be considered at e-planning.worcestershire.gov.uk/ utilizing the planning reference 19/000048/CM