It has recently come to light that an area west of Scruton (approx. 195 hectares) has been put forward to North Yorkshire County Council for consideration to quarry sand and gravel on the site.
It is stressed it is in everyone’s interests to register their comments on the Consultation proposals – which is effectively whether you support or oppose the council’s policy objectives. The deadline is 5 p.m. on 15th January 2016.
There is a proforma which can be completed on-line or downloaded and posted in to NYCC, although we are advised verbally that anyone can also write in or use the free text ‘additional comments’ at the bottom of the form but that all communication must bear the MJP43 reference and must be submitted before the closing date to be considered. Preferably, comments will be supported by Chapter, page and policy numbers in order to ensure that they are considered. See www.northyorks.gov.uk/mwconsult to obtain your copy and read the whole documents.
The site stretches from the A1 across to Ham Hall Lane Scruton then from Fencedyke Lane to nearly the A684 (see site plan). It incorporates prime agricultural land currently used for food production, bridlepath, woodland & water courses.
We have been advised that there have been some changes in the land being put forward in the call for sites. See here for details and a map.
The estimated mineral reserve is now 2-3m tonnes with a timescale potentially running until 2030.
Scruton Quarry Action Group has been set up by concerned local residents to oppose any progress towards this project operating. To join us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is not part of the Bedale bypass project or the A1 widening project. It is completely separate project for mineral extraction.
If you are on Twitter, please follow @ScrutonQuarryAG and tweet your comments and objections using #scrutonquarry.