- Cambridgeshire County Council Planning Department
- United Kingdom
Dimmocks Cote quarry is an existing Limestone quarry on the A1123 in Cambridgeshire between the villages of Wicken and Stretham.
The site has provided a vital source of water for the surrounding Cam Wash SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) and Kingfishers Bridge Wetland Creation Project nature reserves for many years and has extensive wetlands within the quarry itself.
However as part of a new expansion plan the Quarry owners; Francis Flower, have applied to fill the majority of the extension area and some of the existing void with landfill and use the site for commercial waste recycling. This use poses great danger for the surrounding nature reserves with the risk of pollution entering the limestone bedrock or being pumped out into the wetlands with catastrophic consequences.
As part of this change of use the Cambridgeshire County Councils planning team have estimated there will be an additional 21, 760 HGV lorry movements a year through the villages of Wicken and Stretham, although the original application from the quarry suggests even more!
For more information on the planning application visit www.planning.cambridgeshire.gov.uk and search for application E/3008/14/CM
We, the undersigned, call upon the Cambridgeshire County Council to reject Francis Flowers Planning application; E/3008/14/CM for extension and change of use of Dimmocks Cote Quarry for recycling and landfill.
The Stop Landfill in Dimmocks Cote Quarry petition to Cambridgeshire County Council Planning Department was written by James Page and is in the category Environment at GoPetition.