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Public display to show plans to restore Parkfield Road quarry

March 8, 2018 10:21 PM
By Rugby Lib Dems

Parkfield Road quarryRugby Liberal Democrats have been informed that CEMEX is proposing an exciting and comprehensive restoration scheme that would restore the quarry at Parkfield Road (adjacent to the cement plant) to its original levels and see the creation of ponds, grassland, open areas for natural recolonization and extensive areas of woodland planting.

The disused quarry at Parkfield Road adjacent to the cement plant was once a source of raw materials for the manufacturing process. However, it has not fulfilled that function for many decades and although an interim restoration scheme was deployed a few years ago, the old quarry remains a steep sided void containing deep, cold water. In addition, one of the public footpaths around the perimeter has been closed for some time for safety reasons.

To provide this sustainable, long term restoration, the company is considering bringing in by rail inert materials - clays and soils - from HS2 engineering works. If accepted, these proposals would see this material delivered in trains direct to the existing sidings adjacent to the old quarry.

These proposals have been discussed with planning officers at Warwickshire County Council and Rugby Borough Council and a planning application is currently being prepared for submission in the next few months.

To provide stakeholders and residents with more information relating to these proposals, a public display will be held at the St Matthew's and St Oswald's church hall on Lawford Road on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

The exhibition will be open to the public from 3.00 pm until 8.00 pm.