Quarry Update

Approaching 150 people turned up last night for the latest RAGE meeting – approximately 1/3 of these were attending a meeting regarding the quarries for the first time.

The audience were taken through several key aspects of the latest Montcliffe application –

The arguments were much the same as for Pilkington Quarry and some of the supporting evidence originated from the appeal, for which BHEAG had Rule 6 status :-

eg1 Rather than being a shortage of crushed rick, there is approximately 33 years supply in the North West landbank.

eg2 Rather than a c 10% increase on HGV traffic vs the 2010 Chorley Old Road survey, we calculate the uplift of c 70% when Montcliffe is operational (c 300% when Pilkingon 2 is included)

Will Georges Lane and the Junction with Chorley Road be able to withstand this volume of HGVs ?

A full copy of the presentation is available Here .

The full traffic survey can be found Here

The meeting was also told of the latest position regarding the Judicial Review on Pilkington 2- Judge Justice Charles ruled that there were arguable grounds for a Judicial Review, taking the litigation to the next stage.

A copy of the court order can be found Here

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