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.