Ribble Valley Borough: application number. LCC/2018/0060
Continuation of mining operations until 31 December 2033 and completion of restoration by 31 December 2035. Bankfield Quarry, Clitheroe.
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
A report was presented on an application for the continuation of mining operations until 31 December 2033 and completion of restoration by 31 December 2035 at Bankfield Quarry, Clitheroe.
The report included the views of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Jacobs UK Ltd (Ecology), the Environment Agency, LCC Highways Development Control, Natural England, the Lead Local Flood Authority, Network Rail and details of 3 letters of representation received.
The Development Management Officer presented a PowerPoint presentation showing an aerial view of the site and the nearest residential properties. The Committee was also shown photographs of the access roads and the site from various viewpoints together with the outfall to Chatburn Brook.
Officers responded to questions raised by the Members with regard to the location of the mobile crushing plant in relation to residential properties and the limit on the vibration from blasting.
Following further debate it was:
Resolved: That after first taking into consideration the environmental information, as defined in the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017, and subject first to the signing of a Section 106 agreement relating to the extension of the aftercare period, planning permission be granted subject to the conditions set out in the report to the committee.
Date of decision: 09/12/2020
Decided at meeting: 09/12/2020 - Development Control Committee