Shire Oak Quarry expansion consultation event – this Friday

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The quarry and subsequent landfill has operated at Shire Oak for decades. Imagery from Apple Maps.

You may recall a couple of years ago that the operator of the former Shire Oak Quarry site, JPE, was mooting the proposal to extend the site they’re currently landfilling  at Shire Oak, to extract virgin material pusihing back restoration of the site for some years.

Well, residents around the site bordered by the Chester Road and Lichfield Road at Sandhills and Shire Oak have been sent leaflets talking up the plan and notifying them of a planning exhibition due to take place on the matter this Friday afternoon, 30th September 2016  at Stonnall Village Hall, Main Street, Stonnall, from 2:30pm until 8pm.

Here you can talk to representatives of JPE and find out more about the planned expansion and phased restoration of the site.

I include scans of the leaflet sent to residents below, thanks to readers Scott and Laura. Click for larger versions.

There is some balanced background information in this report here submitted in 2014 to Staffordshire County Council, whose jurisdiction the site falls under – from which you’ll note that this plan would increase operations at the site for a not inconsiderable period.

You can find out more at the consultation website here, including a short video. You can also contact the consultancy team at shireoak@crestwoodenvironmental.co.uk.

Remember, this plan isn’t set in stone and no planning application has yet been submitted, but forewarned is forearmed and I suggest anyone with an interest in this proposal – either for or against – attends and gets their voices heard.

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Click for a larger version. Thanks to reader Scott for the scan.

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Click for a larger version. Thanks to reader Scott for the scan.

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One Response to Shire Oak Quarry expansion consultation event – this Friday

  1. Ken Massey. says:

    After working on this land since the summer of 1959 and still there as a caretaker. I hope JPE find enough aggregate to make the job worth it. I know of five drilling surveys over the years and not a cup full of gravel has come out with the samples, or do they have something else planned.

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