Quarry restoration work to continue in Aldborough Hatch for two years
PUBLISHED: 17:56 03 March 2015 | UPDATED: 17:56 03 March 2015
Restoration work at a quarry is set to continue for a further two years after a planning application was approved.
Brett Lafarge was given permission for the extension of its activities at Aldborough Hall Farm, in Aldborough Hatch, at a Redbridge Council regulatory committee meeting last week.
However, the decision is subject to a detailed phasing plan being submitted to the chief planning and regeneration officer.
Ron Jeffries, 81, chairman of the Aldborough Hatch Defence Association, said: “While we are disappointed, we are pleased councillors insisted that there should be a phasing plan submitted, as this should ensure the work won’t drag on further.
“We have already had 12 years of this [gravel extraction] when we were promised it would take six.”
Mr Jeffries said he was “encouraged” by Aldborough ward councillors Cllr Wes Streeting, Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara and Cllr John Howard, who spoke against the application at the meeting.
A spokesman for Brett Lafarge said: “Brett Lafarge is pleased with this decision, which will allow us to complete the high quality restoration of Phase D for nature conservation and amenity use, in line with the approved planning consent for that area.”
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