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Planning Application in South Wales

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Landscape Bund Pre-Application Consultation

Bryn Quarry Ltd is preparing a full planning application for a relocated earth bund, landscaping and associated works.

On 1st August 2016, the Welsh Government introduced a statutory requirement for all applicants to undertake pre-application consultation with the public on all major planning applications in Wales. Bryn Quarry Ltd is therefore making the contents of the draft planning application available electronically via this webpage for public consultation.

Bryn Quarry Ltd has instructed a team of consultants to prepare the scheme and undertaken detailed technical surveys and assessments to support the planning application. This team includes Barton Willmore (planning consultants); JPCE Ltd (consulting engineers); Anthony Jellard Associates LLP (landscape and ecology) and Hunter Acoustics (noise).

Background To The Proposed Development

Planning permission was granted for the existing quarry in August 2013 (Application Ref 12/0570/FULL) enabling the extraction of circa 977,000 tonnes of high quality pennant sandstone. The quarry has been identified by the South Wales Regional Aggregates Working Party as ‘high specification aggregate’ (HSA), a scarce and high quality aggregate and one of a limited number of such sites in Wales which are regarded as ‘special’ on account of their physical and visual characteristics; indeed, the quarry is one of a limited number of such sites in the whole of the UK. The pennant sandstone is used for road surfacing materials because of its high quality specification which enjoys the highest ‘polished stone value’ (PSV) in Wales.

The quarry therefore provides a valuable and scarce mineral resource that makes a significant contribution to Wales and the UK’s HSA landbank, of which there is a national demand. 

As part of the above planning permission details of a proposed landscape bund were submitted to the Council, with the landscape bund located to the north of the quarry. Upon implementation of the quarry works, it was discovered that the location of the bund coincided with a 2m deep area of peat and that the quantities of available and suitable materials anticipated for the bund were not present. This area of peat prevented the construction of the bund in the desired original location because the peat would have collapsed under the weight of the machinery needed to form the bund and the weight of the proposed bund itself. Works on the relocated bund have commenced but have not been completed. 

The landscape bund will be formed and landscaped using the same principles as the previously proposed and approved bund, and is in line with subsequent pre-application feedback provided by the Council. This application seeks to regularise the relocated bund.
Get In Touch

If you wish to make a comment on the proposed development, then please write to:

Bryn Quarry Consultation
c/o Barton Willmore
Greyfriars House
Greyfriars Road
Cardiff
CF10 3AL

Alternatively, please email your comments to cardiff@bartonwillmore.co.uk.

Please provide comments by 3rd November 2017.

The application is programmed to be submitted in November 2017. Once submitted, you will be able to monitor its progress and make further comments via the Council’s webpage at www.caerphilly.gov.uk.

For more information on planning permissions and applications in South Wales, call us on Accounts : 
01443 838 121 or 
Weighbridge : 01443 878 896

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