Montcliffe Extension Approved

The application to extend quarrying at Montcliffe for another eight years has been approved – as expected.
The overall impact of the three quarries has been limited by a unilateral agreement, negotiated by several local groups – in particular limiting overall HGV movements.

BHEAG believe that the original permissions and restoration were given on the basis that no material would be imported for restoration. It is believed the current wording may allow the importation of over one million tonnes of construction and demolition waste.

Cllr Richard Silvester spoke against the plans on behalf of Horwich residents and pointed out that a number of residents and Horwich Town Council had not withdrawn their opposition to the plans

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