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

 

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