Help the campaign by attending Wildlife Walk around Clifton Woods on 27th April

Nottingham City Council Parks and Open Spaces are organising a nature walk around Clifton Woods and the surrounding area. This will take place on the 27th April starting at 10am. The meeting point is Holgate Car Park Entrance.

We would urge anyone who is around on this day to please attend to help demonstrate how popular this area is. We need to ensure the council is aware how much public interest there is in this area in order to help protect it from harm.

You do not have to pay to join this even, but the Council have asked for people to register using the following link if you will be attending.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/wildlife-walk-at-clifton-woods-tickets-293334520447?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

London Rock withdraws application for now

BREAKING NEWS:-

London Rock (the applicant) has withdrawn the application, with a view to resubmitting in 11-15 months time.

The applicant has obviously recognised how flawed the current application is and did want to take the risk of it being rejected.

Thanks to the hard work of the SAVE Team we have been able to highlight a number of very important issues which will not easily be overcome.

This is a small victory but the battle is far from over!!

We would like to thank everyone for all their support over the years. Your letters of objection have really highlighted the importance of this site and have certainly made it harder for both the applicant and the council!!

We will keep you updated on any new developments.

The fight continues…

Campaign Update

Four and half years have passed since the current application was first submitted to the council, and despite the council offering the applicant five opportunities to put forward a sound application, this has still not materialised, and many important complex issues remain unresolved.  To add to this, there is still no news when the application will go to committee or whether the applicant will be given yet another chance to amend their application.

The application should have been thrown out years ago and yet here we are 8 years since the quarry was first proposed.

Instead the local community are just expected to live with such uncertainty and stress which is totally unfair.

The applicant has been way too many chances. In any other circumstance the application would have been rejected. So why hasn’t this one….

The campaign featured in the press today with a feature focusing on the serve impact the application will have on the residents of Larkhill Retirement Village and the stress they are experiencing from the drawn out application process.

https://nottstv.com/retirement-village-residents-fear-horrendous-plans-for-quarry/

 

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!

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