The Clifton Local News understands that a council report has branded a proposed quarry in Clifton Village as “harmful” and has recommended that it does not go ahead.
Plans are being considered for a sand and gravel quarry to be built at Mill Hill and Barton, just outside of Clifton.
A report is now recommending that the Nottinghamshire County Council do not approve the quarry.
The ultimate decision on whether the proposal will be go ahead will be made by Nottinghamshire County Council, but as it affects residents of Rushcliffe, the borough council is also being consulted over the plans.
Construction of the quarry has received negative feedback from residents living nearby, who say it will damage the land.
The report of the executive manager for communities came to the conclusion to object to the quarry because it believes there is not enough of a demand for sand and gravel to justify building on the greenbelt and risk environmental and archaeological damage.
It states that “the proposal would represent unjustified and inappropriate development in the green belt. The proposed development by definition is, therefore, harmful.
“It has not been demonstrated to the satisfaction of the council that the proposed development would not have significant adverse impacts in respect of noise, dust, air quality, landscape impact, archaeology or the cumulative impact with the housing allocations/applications.”
The plans were submitted by London Rock Supplies and Greenfield Associates to Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council.
In a joint-statement the companies explained they were submitting the application to “meet the clear need for a new sand and gravel development and to meet the extraordinarily high level of approved construction and housing projects both in the southern part of the county and the city of Nottingham”.
By Thomas Hewitt.