WHAT’S HAPPENING – MONEYSTONE QUARRY – A BRIEF UPDATE

  •  Laver Leisure Planning Application – Laver Leisure have submitted an application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for outline planning permission to develop Moneystone Quarry into a leisure facility including 250 holiday lodges.    The development will generate a massive increase in traffic for the villages of Oakamoor and Whiston on our narrow country lanes.   More details on the problems and what you can do to express your views will follow shortly on this web site.  To view details of the application visit the Staffordshire Moorlands planning website via the following link.
  • Solar Panel Array Application – A separate solar array planning application for the quarry has also been submitted and is listed for hearing before the Staffordshire Moorlands Planning Committee at 2pm on Thursday 27 Nov 2014.  There are concerns regarding the panels being a visual intrusion into the landscape and fears that damage will occur to the flora and fauna of the site.  There is still time to express any concerns you may have by visiting the SMDC website via the following link.  A Senior SCC planner raised concerns on 3/10/14 that the plateaux in Quarry 2 which the applicants intend to use to erect part of their solar array cannot be so used as it is in contravention of a scheme of restoration and aftercare that Laver Leisure has so far failed to complete.
  • Crowtrees Farm Equestrian Centre Application – Laver have currently withdrawn their application to establish an equestrian centre at Crowtrees Farm, but there is no guarantee that it will not be re-submitted in a different format.

 

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