At the request of our client SRC, PDE recently prepared and submitted a planning application to Essex County Council seeking the installation of a new soils washing plant and crusher, together with the relocation of a weighbridge and weighbridge office at Martell’s Quarry, Ardleigh.
We are delighted to announce that Essex County Council granted planning permission on the 15 March 2019. Martell’s Quarry already accommodates a number of operations related to the extraction, processing and sale of silica sand as well as the sale and onward distribution of recycled aggregates. The grant of permission for the new washing plant will complement these activities and ensure that a large proportion of incoming inert and non-hazardous material can be recycled. This will help push material up the waste hierarchy and provide recycled aggregates to support the local construction industry.
The washing plant will also provide a valuable stream of material which will assist SRC in providing a thorough and timely restoration of the current Quarry void.