Barham and Shrubland Quarries – Permission Granted

On behalf of George Tanner (Shalford), Limited PDE Consulting Limited recently submitted a planning application to Suffolk County Council 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 sought 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. These applications sought to extend the development timescales for the permitted developments at Shrubland Quarry such that they can continue to be used in connection with the proposed extensions to Barham Quarry.

Planning permission was granted by Suffolk County Council on 14 January 2022.

The grant of planning permission is amazing news for George Tanner (Shalford) Limited as it will enable the remaining mineral to be extracted from Barham Quarry in addition to the extraction of mineral from within the two extension areas before the Site is restored back to an agricultural after use. The mineral extracted shall provide continued support to the local construction industry through the provision of both primary aggregate products and concrete which is produced within the existing facilities located at Shrubland Quarry.

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