Application Submitted For Pendrethen Quarry Work
A planning application to use Pendrethen quarry for processing builders’ waste has been submitted to the Council.
The request has come from St Mary’s-based Mulciber Ltd, who want permission to take in non-hazardous building rubble and turn it into aggregate.
This will then be sold to local construction companies for use in new building projects.
Mulciber says it will be a continuation of work that has been taking place at the quarry for around 40 years and fits in with the Council’s plans for waste recycling.
And they’ve already obtained a permit from the Environment Agency to undertake the work, although that can’t go ahead until a Lawful Development Certificate has been granted by the Council.
But the application has run into opposition from residents who live nearby at McFarlands Down.
Peter and Elizabeth Kent at Summertime and Geraldine Bright at Green Pastures have written to the Council to say that they can’t recall the quarry being in use before 2012 and that it was overgrown at that time.
Dr Randolph Hessing says he moved to his present address at Jedi in 2011 and he also didn’t notice any activity at the quarry for the first two years he lived there.
But Mulciber have submitted statements from several former employees who say operations were taking place as far back as 1987.
Dr Hessing is also worried about the state of the road, which he says is unfit for public access, and he’s worried about noise from the crushing activity.
The Pendrethen and Bar Point areas were the subject of a public enquiry in the 1980’s following a proposal to use them as waste sites. An enquiry was held and ruled against that at the time.
The application is expected to go before planners at their meeting on 24th November.