Tuesday, 4 February 2014

"Inspector demands changes to county quarry plan"

Runs the headline. It's talking about Essex and an inspector's refusal to approve its Minerals Plan:
Essex County Council (ECC) presented its replacement local minerals plan, which lists quarry sites up to 2029, at a public examination in November. 
But independent inspector Brian Sims, who oversaw the public meetings, has informed ECC that changes must be made to the plan.
James Abbott, district councillor for Rivenhall and county councillor for Witham North, has been a vocal opponent of the plan.
He said: “We must wait to see what the problems are, but if it is something the local community said to the county council at an early stage, then serious questions will have to be asked.”