Moneystone Quarry – transport issues

Transport issues will be a key consideration for the Planning Committee when considering Laver’s proposals for Moneystone Quarry.    All traffic will need to use either Whiston Eaves Lane, Blakeley Lane or Carr Bank.  All three are narrow, winding country roads generating safety concerns.   Poor visibility issues on tight bends, combined with the narrowness of the carriageway and absence of footpaths, present particular hazards.

To assist those members of the Planning Committee, who are not familiar with  Moneystone Quarry, the following photographs showing the nature of Whiston Eaves Lane,  Blakeley Lane and Carr Bank are made available to assist Councillors’ understanding of the reality of the considerable transport issues.

WHISTON EAVES LANE – A52 to the Quarry

Whiston Eaves Lane - Weight Restriction at Quarry entrance
Whiston Eaves Lane – Weight Restriction at Quarry entrance
Whiston Eaves Lane, with Blakeley Lane junction to the left, showing the vehicle passing problem, one having to mount the verge.
Whiston Eaves Lane, with Blakeley Lane junction to the left, showing the vehicle passing problem, one having to mount the verge.
Whiston Eaves Lane junction with Blakeley Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane junction with Blakeley Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane
Whiston Eaves Lane

BLAKELEY LANE   – A52 to the Quarry

Blakeley Lane between Cotton's Farm and A52
Blakeley Lane between Cotton’s Farm and A52
Blakeley Lane approaching Cotton's Farm from Moneystone
Blakeley Lane approaching Cotton’s Farm from Moneystone
Blakeley Lane from Cotton's Farm towards Rock Cottage
Blakeley Lane from Whiston Eaves Lane towards Moneystone

CARR BANK – Oakamoor to the Quarry

Carr Bank
Carr Bank
Carr Bank
Carr Bank
Carr Bank
Carr Bank

 

What’s Happening – Aug 2014 Update

WAG WEBSITE
WAG website has experienced problems caused by a virus that has now been eliminated. WAG has used the opportunity to update the site and to make it more user friendly and to prevent future difficulties. WAG apologises to anyone who has experienced difficulties in accessing the site in the last 2/3 weeks.

ONGOING ISSUES
WAG is currently involved in researching and making representations on the following issues;
1. A planning application for a change of use from farm and bed and breakfast accommodation to an Equestrian Centre made by Laver Leisure.
2. The planning application by The Solar Building Company of Monmouth for a solar farm at Moneystone under application SMD/2014/0432. If you wish to make representations you have until………WAG will post it’s representations shortly and when finalised.
3. The Laver ‘exhibition’ held at Whiston Village hall on 15 July 2014. Please note that by reading the details of the displays carefully Laver described the event as an ‘exhibition’ and Director Peter Swallow expressly confirmed that the display amounted to the forthcoming planning application and ‘would not change’. From comments made by at least two District Councillors , Josie Clowes and Brian Johnson, at the Laver exhibition, it is clear that they lacked factual knowledge of major proposals arising from Lavers plans. WAG intends to work to ensure all Councillors know the details of all salient facts and issues before deciding on the planning application when it is lodged.

YOUR CHANCE TO COMMENT
If you would like to make any comments on the above issues please feel free to do so.
Please watch for updates on the above specific issues and others, which will be posted here ASAP.