TODAY’S FILMING HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Due to the heavy rain the filming has been cancelled today as the ground is very waterlogged and more rain is forecast. Apologies for the last minute cancellation.

An update on a new date/the situation regarding filming will be provided soon.

Andrew Rule, Nottingham City Councilor’s Objection

Andrew Rule, Nottingham City Councilor for Clifton West Ward supports the campaign against the quarry . Here are a couple of excerpts from his official objection to Nottinghamshire County Council:-

The application will result in a serious detrimental impact to residents of Lark Hill Retirement Village whom I represent. Many of the residents suffer from respiratory complaints and the development will generate increased dust which will significantly aggravate these conditions this is further compounded by the development’s proximity to Lark Hill. Residents of Barton Green and Nobel Road will be similarly affected. There is insufficient detail in the application as to how this will be mitigated. This therefore fails Rushcliffe Local Plan: Planning Policy 41: Air Quality specifically subsection 2.”

“The application poses a significant detrimental environmental impact particularly not only the immediate area around the application but also to neighbouring sites of Special Scientific Interest such as Holme Pit and Attenborough Nature Reserve…

First and foremost the impact on the local wildlife, flora and fauna. There is a lack of evidence base in the application as how the development’s impact on biodiversity will be mitigated. Further the application falls short of meeting best practice guidance on levels of biodiversity gains…”

Don’t forget you can still send objections to Nottinghamshire County Council via email:

development.management@nottscc.gov.uk

Or you can Write to: Nottinghamshire County Council Development Management Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Ensure you state the application reference Barton / Mill Hill Quarry Ref ES/3712 and you must include your full name, address and postcode

There is further guidance on writing objection letters  including useful pointers to write about  available by clicking here

Rex Walker, Rushcliffe Borough Councilor’s Objection

Rex Walker, Rushcliffe Borough Councilor for Gotham Ward supports the campaign against the quarry . Here are a couple of excerpts from his official objection to Nottinghamshire County Council:-

Having read the exceptionally thorough and detailed submission to the current round of consultation being submitted on behalf of Barton in Fabis Parish Council and its residents, I wish to wholeheartedly support the objections contained therein unreservedly.  In addition, I wish to specifically address matters in relation to greenbelt policy and the cumulative impact on the environment and amenity of local residents.  Whilst focusing on these points, I wish to stress that my concerns on the grounds of environmental health, flooding, transport, archaeology, biodiversity and historic assets remain, as outlined in the Parish Council’s response.

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The development site is located nearby other large-scale developments and the cumulative impact of these should be considered in green belt terms. The developments at Lark Hill, Fairham Pastures, A453 widening, Tram Park and Ride and Clifton West have and will contribute to urban sprawl and incursion to the countryside at the edge of Nottingham city centre and this application would exacerbate the deterioration in the green belt’s openness and permanence.  The application should be rejected because given the other impacts in the area, the proposals would significantly exacerbate the cumulative impacts on the Green Belt and the wider environmental qualities of the area.

Don’t forget you can still send objections to Nottinghamshire County Council via email:

development.management@nottscc.gov.uk

Or you can Write to: Nottinghamshire County Council Development Management Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Ensure you state the application reference Barton / Mill Hill Quarry Ref ES/3712 and you must include your full name, address and postcode

There is further guidance on writing objection letters  including useful pointers to write about  available by clicking here

Ruth Edwards MP Objects to the Quarry

Ruth Edwards, MP for Rushcliffe supports our campaign and here is an excerpt from her official objection sent to Nottinghamshire County Council:-

Although this site is allocated within the Nottinghamshire Minerals Plan, this application is certainly not in keeping with national policy or the Nottinghamshire Minerals Plan and has failed to meet several of these material considerations which make it wholly unsuitable. It should therefore be refused on these grounds.

Barton in Fabis Parish Council has produced a detailed document which sets out all these objections at length and so I will not reiterate these here. I would like to put on record my endorsement of all the concerns raised by the parish council and I would ask the members of the committee to read their objection in full before considering this application.

In particular, the parish council objection highlights the disproportionate impact of this application on the village of Barton in Fabis, on the Attenborough Nature Reserve, unsatisfied problems with noise, wildlife management, birds, dust and insufficient evidence for mitigation and rectification measures.  On just one of these grounds, it should be turned down.  This application has more than twenty problems which are so significant they could not be mitigated through conditions.

Furthermore, if these issues are not given detailed point by point attention by officers in their report and permission is subsequently given, the residents believe there could be clear grounds to seek a call-in of any decision by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.”

Don’t forget you can still send objections to Nottinghamshire County Council via email:

development.management@nottscc.gov.uk

Or you can Write to: Nottinghamshire County Council Development Management Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

Ensure you state the application reference Barton / Mill Hill Quarry Ref ES/3712 and you must include your full name, address and postcode

There is further guidance on writing objection letters  including useful pointers to write about  available by clicking here

 

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL WILL STILL ACCEPT OBJECTION LETTERS

Although the deadline of the 10th September has passed Nottinghamshire County Council will still accept objection letters via post and email. 

Ensure you state the application reference Barton / Mill Hill Quarry Ref ES/3712 and you must include your full name, address and postcode

The address to send objections to is development.management@nottscc.gov.uk 

Or you can Write to: Nottinghamshire County Council Development Management Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP

There is further guidance on writing objection letters  including useful pointers on pointers to write about  available by clicking here

Please send a copy of your letters to the members of the planning committee if you haven’t already. This is really important as these councilors have the final say on the application.

Their email addresses are as follows:-

Cllr.Andre.Camilleri@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.richard.butler@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.robert.corden@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.jim.creamer@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.sybil.fielding@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.paul.henshaw@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.andy.meakin@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.nigel.moxon@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.john.ogle@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.philip.owen@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.tom.smith@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.roger.upton@nottscc.gov.uk

cllr.daniel.williamson@nottscc.gov.uk

Thanks to all those who have already taken the time to send an objection! Your response will really help in the fight to stop this devastating proposal!

Join Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust in objecting to this devastating proposal before it’s too late! The closing date for letters is this Friday (10th September!)

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust released a new statement today via the West Bridgford Wire setting out why the Trust maintain their objection to the quarry in the Brandshill Valley between Barton in Fabis and Clifton. The trust also urged the public to send their own objections.

The full article can be viewed here

Time is running out to join the fight to protect this important area for wildlife as the public consultation closes this Friday (10th September)  Your response does not need to be long but a strong level of public opposition is vital.

Click here to find out how to send your letter

Here is an exert from the article

The Trust’s Nature Recovery team is currently preparing its official objection which will highlight the loss of wildlife habitat in designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWSs); impacts of noise pollution on breeding and sensitive birds at Attenborough Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, as well as at Brandshill Wood and potentially other nearby sites.

The Trust also has concerns over disturbance of rare and sensitive birds that breed in affected hedgerows and also over the impact of noise on bats.

In addition to concerns over noise impacting wildlife at Attenborough, the Trust is worried over the loss of feeding habitat for wildfowl and waders on the Barton-in-Fabis side of the river, used by birds which visit and breed in the reserve. 

Due to the potential impacts on Local Wildlife Sites, rare species, the Attenborough Nature Reserve and the strength of feeling within the local community, the Wildlife Trust has asked its local supporters to respond directly to the official planning consultation by the 10thSeptember.

Mrs Bradley added: “Given that Nottinghamshire has such a low level of protected habitat and the fact we’re facing an urgent need to reverse the ecological crisis by ensuring that 30% of land can support nature – the proposed loss of and damage to areas of designated Local Wildlife Sites (LWS) is unacceptable.”

At a time when the need for value of people being able to connect with nature at sites such as Attenborough Nature Reserve to support wellbeing the Trust is urging people to use their voice to protect a site they are passionate about. 

 

Statement Regarding Nottinghamshire Live Article

It has come to our attention that in today’s Nottinghamshire Live (30th August 2021) article there are a few facts which we wish to clarify.

The land will not be restored to the existing wildlife habitat which exists now.

The applicant has submitted plans about restoration which do not adequately set out how the restoration process will benefit nature.

Also, operations will take place during the bird breeding season and this why there is an important question in the latest regulation 25 responses which centres around noise and the potential effects on breeding birds.

Many thanks to all those who attended our protest last week!

 

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