Cavenham Quarry – Environmental Permit Successfully Transferred and Varied

On behalf of Allen Newport Limited, PDE submitted an application to the Environment Agency (EA) in August 2020, to transfer and vary a waste operation permit.

Environmental Permit No. EPR/FB3435AL was issued to Middleton Aggregates Limited in May 2012 to allow the treatment, by crushing and screening, of wastes. Annual throughputs were limited to 30,000 tonnes per annum.

An application was made to transfer the permit to Allen Newport Limited and to increase the annual throughputs of wastes to 200,000 tonnes per annum.

In accordance with the timelines specified in the application, the permit was successfully transferred from Middleton Aggregates Limited to Allen Newport Limited in January 2021. Once the permit had been successfully transferred, the EA were able to progress the variation application. The final permit was issued in February 2021.

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Fortis IBA Limited – Environmental Permit Variation Issued

On behalf of Fortis IBA Limited, PDE submitted an application to the Environment Agency (EA), to vary their permit which authorises an incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling facility located off the A303 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire.

The application was made to add a western extension area to the permit to provide a larger area for the storage of IBA aggregate. The temporary storage of IBAA outside the permit boundary was being undertaken in accordance with a Local Position Statement issued by the EA which is due to expire at the end of March 2021. The main reason why additional IBAA storage is required is related to the Covid 19 pandemic and the temporary downturn in demand for this product by the construction industry.

The application, which was considered by the operator to be critical to national infrastructure, was submitted to the EA on 07 January 2021 and duly made of that date. The permit was determined by the local EA officer, and the final permit was issued on 19 February 2021.

Over the past 10 years, Fortis have recycled, processed and distributed over 1,000,000 tonnes of IBAA into the construction industry. In doing so, they have played an integral part in diverting over 4,000,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.

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Barham Quarry – Application Validated

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.

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Fortis IBA Limited – Environmental Permit Application Duly Made

On behalf of Fortis IBA Limited, PDE have submitted an application to the Environment Agency (EA), to vary their permit which authorises an incinerator bottom ash (IBA) recycling facility located off the A303 in Barton Stacey, Hampshire.

The application is to add a western extension area to the permit to provide a larger area for the storage of IBA aggregate. The main reason why additional IBAA storage is required is related to the Covid 19 pandemic and the temporary downturn in demand for this product by the construction industry. The application, which is considered critical to national infrastructure, was submitted to the EA and duly made in January 2021.

Over the past 10 years, Fortis have recycled, processed and distributed over 1,000,000 tonnes of IBAA into the construction industry. In doing so, they have played an integral part in diverting over 4,000,000 tonnes of waste from landfill.

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Cavenham Quarry Extension and Restoration Application – Planning Permission Granted

We recently submitted an application to Suffolk County Council on behalf of Allen Newport Limited for an extension to Cavenham Quarry for the extraction, processing, sale and distribution of sand and gravel and subsequent restoration using inert materials together with the establishment of a replacement recycling facility with the continued use of the existing processing plant, ancillary infrastructure and access.

The application also sought to allow for an alternative restoration scheme for the existing quarry using inert materials.

The application was presented to Suffolk County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee on 17 December 2020, where the committee members voted to grant permission for the proposed development.

The decision is amazing news for Allen Newport Limited, as it will allow for a continued supply of sand and gravel for the local construction industry. The alternative restoration scheme will be more appropriate to the Brecks Landscape and will ensure that the land will provide long term ecological gain. The restoration scheme allows for the Site to be restored to suitable heathland for stone-curlew, which is in keeping with the surrounding land use.

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Cavenham Quarry Minor Extension – Planning Permission Granted

On behalf of our client Allen Newport Limited, PDE Consulting Limited recently submitted a planning application to Suffolk County Council for a minor extension to Cavenham Quarry for the extraction, processing, sale and distribution of sand and gravel and subsequent restoration using inert materials together with the use of the existing access.

On 17 December 2020, Suffolk County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee voted to grant consent for the proposed development.

This decision is fantastic news as it will allow for a continued supply of sand and gravel to the local construction industry from Allen Newport’s long-established operations at Cavenham Quarry.

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Cavenham Quarry Asphalt Plant – Planning Permission Granted

On 17 December 2020, Suffolk County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee resolved to grant permission to allow for the variation of conditions 1 and 2 attached to planning permission reference F/15/0110 to allow for the retention and operation of the asphalt plant and associated infrastructure on land within Cavenham Quarry, Marston’s Pit, Cavenham, Suffolk until 31 December 2024 and restoration of the land by 31 December 2026.

The asphalt plant has been linked to the wider Cavenham Quarry complex for a considerable number of years and obtains approximately 40% of the raw materials required for the operation of the plant from the existing Quarry.

The decision is great news for Breedon Southern Limited as it will allow for the asphalt plant to remain in operation in line with the extant permission for the wider quarry.

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Lawn Farm Quarry, Wetherden – Resolution to Grant Permission

PDE recently submitted a planning application to Suffolk County Council on behalf of Aggmax Transport Limited for the installation and use of a washing plant for the recycling of inert waste at Lawn Farm Quarry, Wetherden.

Alongside this application, a separate Section 73 application was submitted to vary the main planning consent at the Quarry to enable the reconfiguration of bunds within the existing inert recycling area to allow for the siting and operation of the proposed washing plant.

The applications were put before Suffolk County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee on 17 December 2020 and the committee members resolved to grant planning permission.

The resolution is fantastic news for Aggmax as the proposed washing plant will enhance their existing operations at Lawn Farm Quarry. The processing of inert waste through the new washing plant will enable Aggmax to push material up the waste hierarchy, providing a valuable source of secondary aggregates to the local construction industry.

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Lawn Farm Quarry, Wetherden – Resolution for a New Silo

On behalf of Aggmax Transport Limited, PDE recently submitted a Section 73 application to Suffolk County Council to enable the installation and use of a new silo to be used in connection with the existing concrete batching plant at Lawn Farm Quarry, Wetherden.

The application was resolved to grant permission by Suffolk County Council’s Development and Regulation Committee on 17 December 2020.

The new silo will enable Aggmax to store additives for use within the concrete batching process allowing for the production of more varied concrete mixes which are tailored to their client’s desired specifications.

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Marstons Pit, Cavenham – Environmental Permit Application Duly Made

On behalf of Allen Newport Limited, PDE have submitted an application to the Environment Agency (EA), to allow for inert landfilling at Marston’s Pit in Cavenham, Bury St Edmunds.

An application has been made to add an inert landfill activity to the already permitted activities at the site. The application was submitted in August and duly made in November, with the three month delay reflecting the backlog of applications with the EA’s Permitting Support Centre.

Following a geological investigation, the total void space is estimated to be 2.7Mm³. It is proposed that annual throughputs of inert wastes are limited to 200,000 tonnes per annum.

The importation and permanent deposit of inert waste at the site, will allow the sand and gravel working to be restored to pre-quarrying contours and re-instated to a mix of conservation grassland/ heathland, reed beds and agricultural use.

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