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08/09/2016

Appeal: Caldercruix quarry and asphalt plant found acceptable despite scheduled monument removal

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Permission has been approved for the extension of a quarry excavation area, continuation of hard rock quarrying and the operation of an asphalt plant in Caldercruix, Scotland, after a reporter judged the landscape and visual impact of the scheme to be acceptable.

Reporter Michael Cunliffe noted that the proposal seeks to extend operations at the existing Hillend Quarry, and would yield an estimated twenty million tonnes of hard rock over a period of fifty years.

Cunliffe judged that as it was “a truism that minerals can only be worked where they occur in nature” and that there were “clearly analogies with coal extraction”, the proposed loc.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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