PDE Consulting Limited have recently prepared a planning application on behalf of George Tanner (Shalford) Limited for two minor extensions to Barham Quarry for the extraction of sand and gravel, the continuation of sand and gravel extraction and subsequent restoration using inert materials. The application also seeks to enable the rephasing of mineral extraction and restoration within the existing quarry to integrate the two minor extensions into the working scheme for the quarry.
Alongside this application, four section 73 applications were submitted for the variation of conditions attached to planning consents at Shrubland Quarry. Shrubland Quarry is intrinsically linked to Barham Quarry and is considered part of the same operational unit.
The applications were submitted to Suffolk County Council and validated on 11 February 2021.
The two minor extensions to Barham Quarry are allocated for mineral extraction in accordance with the Suffolk Minerals and Waste Local Plan, which was adopted in July 2020. Should planning permission be granted, it will enable the extraction of this valuable mineral resource in accordance with the plan allocation.
The four section 73 applications seeking the variation of conditions at Shrubland Quarry will support the proposed development at Barham through the alteration of timescales which will allow operations to continue in line with the mineral extraction proposals at Barham Quarry.