Permission has been granted to reopen Nether Langwith Quarry in Nottingham and extract limestone until 2035.
As reported in East Midlands Business Link recently, Tarmac applied for the permission to supply growing demand locally under varying conditions one and 85 of the original permission granted in 2000.
The council’s planning committee made a final decision on the application at a meeting on Tuesday 31st October and Tarmac has been granted approval for the scheme subject to a legal agreement being signed.
The site, which was the county’s only limestone aggregate quarry, ceased operation in 2007 at which time all plant and equipment removed. However the site was not restored as it still contained Limestone.
The officer’s document said the Solihull-headquartered company wants to reopen the site following an “increased demand in the local economy” and aims to extract the remaining 3.3m tonnes of saleable limestone by 2035.
The document said: “If the quarry was to be permanently closed and restored, not only would this sterilise the available mineral, but would result in a possible need to identify new greenfield quarry locations to provide the local landbank.
“Otherwise limestone would continue to be sourced and transported from beyond the county boundary.”