Marcus Simmons , spokesman for RAGE, and Martin Millmore of The Mineral Planning Group on behalf of Armstrongs Aggregates Limited have jointly issued the following statement.

We are pleased to report that the Judicial Review has been resolved via a legally binding agreement. The agreement will reduce the proposed HGV numbers for Montcliffe and Pilkington Quarries by 25% and there is a commitment on behalf of Armstrongs Aggregates to route HGVs away from the centre of Horwich during school drop off and pick up times. Armstrongs Aggregates have also agreed to provide to Bolton Council monitoring data regarding noise, dust and traffic levels, which Bolton will publish.

Armstrongs Aggregates and Bolton Council have also agreed to form an ongoing liaison group with residents, to enable residents to voice their concerns with the aim of ensuring that potential future disputes can be avoided. We see the agreement today as a positive step towards a new relationship between residents, the Council and Armstrongs Aggregates.

A Council spokesman added: “We are pleased that an agreement has been reached and the Council’s Planning Committee will be considering the Montcliffe planning application in due course.

1 comment to Statement

  • Cathleen Crossland

    I would like to know more about the liaison group.
    The situation on Ramsbottom Road seems to be getting worse not better. Every day my family is woken up at 6am on the dot by a flurry of empty waggons clanging up the road. Every bump in the road seems to cause an enormous crash, which is impossible to ignore.

    It would be so much better if the waggon trail started at 7am, and if the drivers drove more slowly up what is a residential street – not a main road!

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