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:
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