A group of Clifton Residents are fighting a proposal for a sand and gravel quarry to be developed on the edge of Clifton. Many locals are concerned about the environmental impact and loss of green land amongst other issues. Here, the S.A.V.E group (Save The Ancient Valley Environment) explain further:
There is a planning application for a sand and gravel quarry close to Mill Hill on the edge of Clifton. This will see the valley between Clifton and Barton in Fabis destroyed. A processing plant would be positioned right at the top of the hill overlooking the whole Clifton area.
This land that been enjoyed by Clifton people for many decades, especially so during ‘lockdown’ and we will no longer be able to walk or cycle through this beautiful area for up to 20 years.
The valley is a haven for wildlife. The proposed site will be less than 70 metres away from Attenborough Nature Reserve, and wildlife would be disturbed in both areas.
This location is unsuitable for a quarry as it is too close to this highly populated area; over 26,000 people live within 1.5km of the site.
With building developments at Fairham Pastures and Clifton West behind Barton Green, the area will be the only remaining open space for residents to enjoy within walking distance of home.
Everyone, be it the main estate, Noble Road, Barton Green and especially residents at Lark Hill Retirement Village, will suffer from extra heavy traffic and the fumes from the site, 11 hours a day for 6 days a week, with 28,000 lorry journeys every year. There will be more air pollution, as dust and debris will be blown over the whole area by the prevailing winds, causing further health problems for Clifton residents.
Clifton Councillor Andrew Rule has backed the fight against the proposal: “This will have a huge impact on residents of Lark Hill, Barton Green, Clifton Village and the wider Clifton area both in terms of an adverse impact on air quality, a detrimental impact from the loss of green spaces and increased traffic on the A453”.
The campaign against the quarry is also supported by Lillian Greenwood, Local MP for Clifton South, Rushcliffe MP Ruth Edwards, Notts Wildlife Trust, RSPB and S.A.V.E (Save The Ancient Valley Environment) – a campaign group of residents from Clifton, Barton in Fabis, Thrumpton, and Gotham.
You can send in your objections by:
Or writing to: Nottinghamshire County Council, Development Management Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7QP
PLEASE NOTE: State reference ES/3712 Barton / Mill Hill Quarry
You MUST INCLUDE your full name and address with postcode or your response will not count.
There is also a separate planning application regarding the quarry open for consultation with Nottingham City Council. Please send a copy of your objection to firstname.lastname@example.org
Include Ref: 17/00930/PMFUL3 again with your full name and address
Responses must be received by September 10th
Further details on points to include in objections can be seen at Barton-in-fabis.net
We also encourage people to share their support on social media to spread the message. You can share and re-tweet our social media content if you wish. We are on Facebook;- Barton In Fabis Against Sand & Gravel ; Twitter:- Barton_SAVE and Instagram: Barton_SAVE