Sunday, April 08, 2007

Crawcrook Quarry consultation

The owners and users of Crawcrook quarry, SITA and CEMEX, are preparing an updated plan for the future use of the site. The plan is expected to go before Gateshead’s Planning Committee towards the end of this year.

There consultation with the community over the future use of the site is on going. An exhibition of the proposed scheme was held in Crawcrook Centenary Methodist Hall in February.

The quarry already has planning permission, granted in 1950, and this exercise is to bring the permissions in line with modern requirements and demands.

Meanwhile, a survey carried out by Lib Dem councillor Derek Anderson in Greenside has found 98% of residents are against further quarrying and landfill in the area.

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