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MP backs quarry campaign

Leamington Editorial 9th Jan, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

MP Chris White has added his voice to those opposing the opening of a quarry in Wasperton.

Warwickshire County Council is currently producing a new Minerals Development Framework to identify where new quarry sites should be located. Of the nine sites earmarked, two are within the Barford and Wastperton parish boundary.

Some 60 homes are located within a stone’s throw of the proposed sites and residents fear their peace being shattered by some 80 lorries a day rumbling along the A429 transporting minerals.

A consultation period closed on Monday (January 4) and the council’s decision will be announced in due course.

Mr White, said: “The level of genuine concern with the Draft Minerals Plan has been made clear by a number of constituents living in the vicinity of the proposed sites.

“There are a wide range of objections to sand and gravel extraction being designated in this particular area and I hope that the council will listen to local residents on this matter.”

Villagers also fear 11 plus years of quarrying would hit property prices, lead to flooding issues, and also pose a potential health risk to youngsters at the village school and nursery, and to older people in the area.

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