Concern Over Parting Carn Planning Extension

parting carn siteSome St Mary’s residents have expressed concern over a planning application to continue using the batching plant and accommodation units at Parting Carn for a further three months.

Kier Construction were expected to clear the area of all equipment and return the land to its original state by the end of December.

But they say they need more time to deal with unforeseen delays and poor weather. They’ve asked for an extension to the 1st April.

The use of Parting Carn to install the large equipment required for the runway and road resurfacing work was first approved in March last year,

But a second temporary permit was issued in December to allow Kier to continue using the site for the harbour project.



8 Responses to Concern Over Parting Carn Planning Extension

  1. Island Resident December 1, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    Jack M call it nimbyism if you wish. May I remind you that not everybody has a job in the Town Hall . Lots of others rely on TOURISM for a living . They deserve some consideration .

  2. Island Resident November 30, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    To JackM
    Beware of what ?
    Ask the residents of McFarland Down that question ?

    • JackM December 1, 2015 at 8:17 am

      Pendrathen Quarry has been around for longer than the houses built along the only access road to it. The residents there knew (unless when they bought or built their houses they litterally didn’t look what’s next door) about its existence. If they wanted something else done with the quarry then why not band together and buy it? Why not band together and sort out the road too?

      Parting Carn is a pretty good location for this kind of thing anyway, being one of the less populated parts of the island, and away from the coast.

  3. Island Resident November 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    My concern is clarification of the time scale before a CERTIFICATE of LAWFUL USE may be applied for!
    Planning was given for the airport project! Because of its proximity to the work
    Now we have the school demolition ! And no doubt lots of other schemes in the future

    Island residents beware!

    • JackM November 30, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Beware of what exactly? If we are to have development on St Mary’s then there needs to be somewhere to carry out these sorts of works. Where do you propose such a site to be?

      • Ewart November 30, 2015 at 8:36 pm

        How about the quarry, an excellent site for such works !!!

        • JackM December 1, 2015 at 8:14 am

          So really it all just boils down to NIMBYism. “No! Not my part of the island! Put it over there!”

        • Ray O'sunshine December 3, 2015 at 3:39 pm

          Excellent suggestion Ewart, the activity would be indistinguishable from the normal quarry operation and would only require a few more trips up and down the quarry road to allow it to happen. It would avoid despoiling any other part of the island and so would satisfy my green credentials as well. It goes without saying that we should all be prepared to do our bit to protect the environment and this modest suggested additional use of the quarry would only represent the smallest of sacrifices for me!