The latest planning application for Arden Quarry can be viewed by residents on the Derbyshire County Council web site – its reference no is CM1/1115/117
The new application is for the extraction of stone and then the removal of the stone via local roads. Many of the 100 daily traffic movements involved will be to take stone to the Airport Extension Road, which would be reached via the A6. This will mean additional traffic travelling through Birch Vale, Lowleighton, Church Road and Albion Road. Some traffic may go towards Glossop or Marple (despite the weight restriction)
The stone will be extracted using equipment including an excavator, a crusher and a screener (to size the stone). There is no blasting proposed, but there will be some noise from the extraction and sorting process.
To find the application details on the Derbyshire County Council web site – Look for the heading > Environment, click on it Then go to the following links on the pages and select them in turn Planning >> Planning Applications >>> Current Applications >>>> Look for Arden Quarry on the list of applications (The removal of the stone will create a greater cavity for waste disposal use in the future)