Monday, 3 July 2017

Plans to install piezometers at Penslade

Last year, an Aggregate Industries spokesman confidently told the Venn Ottery Quarry Liaison Meeting:
Can the applicant inform the MPA regarding the likely timescale for developing the Penslade resource? 8.3
something's obviously changed.

Indeed, at a meeting last week, AI's Head of Geological Services confirmed that budgets are now in place to install piezometers at Penslade - the other Preferred Area for sand and gravel in DCC’s newly adopted Minerals Plan.

At least 12 months of groundwater data would be needed before any planning application. The site is identified as having up to 8 million tonnes of resource, and is 23 miles closer to where AI wants to process Straitgate Farm material.