|Planning Application Notice|
Concerning further information that has been submitted in respect of the Environmental Statement for the following planning application, Publicity for applications for planning permission, Notice under Article 15 (1A) of application for planning permission accompanied by an Environmental Statement, The Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015 (as amended), The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017, Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended), Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 (as amended), The Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Regulations 1990 (as amended), Application not in accordance with provision of the Development Plan
Application Ref:19/000053/CM Applicant: NRS Aggregates Ltd Proposal: Proposed sand and gravel quarry with progressive restoration using site derived and imported inert material to agricultural parkland, public access and nature enhancement Location: Land at Lea Castle Farm, Wolverley Road, Broadwaters, Kidderminster, Worcestershire
I give notice that on 2 March 2022 NRS Aggregates Ltd wrote to Worcestershire County Council submitting further information in relation to the Environmental Statement regarding ecology and biodiversity (Habitat Regulations Assessment). The County Council are now seeking comments on this further information.
On 10 January 2020 NRS Aggregates Ltd applied to Worcestershire County Council for planning permission for the above proposal. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement. The proposed development does not accord with the provisions of the development plan in force in the area in which the land to which the application relates is situated, as the proposal is not located within an identified preferred area for sand and gravel extraction within The County of Hereford and Worcester Minerals Local Plan (April 1997), and the application site is located within the Green Belt. The development would affect Public Rights of Way and may affect the setting of Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas. The applicant is seeking planning permission to extract approximately 3 million tonnes of sand and gravel over a total of 6 phases. The land would be progressively restored using site derived and imported inert material to agricultural parkland, public access and nature enhancement. The applicant estimates the development would take approximately 11 years to complete. The County Council sought comments on the planning application between 6 February 2020 to 19 March 2020; 19 November 2020 to 4 January 2021; and 5 August 2021 to 9 September 2021.
Members of the public may inspect electronic copies of the further information together with the application, the plans, the Environmental Statement, the Non-Technical Summary and other documents submitted with the application at County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP, during office hours, or online at: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/eplanning using application reference: 19/000053/CM from 17 March 2022 until 21 April 2022.
Members of the public may obtain paper copies of the further information at a charge of £100 plus VAT and postage and packaging, from Mr Louis Strong, Keeper’s Cottage, Wolverhampton Road, Cookley, Near Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY10 3RA, Tel: 01562 851710, Mob: 07483 454384 or Mob: 07398 684388, so long as stocks last. Paper copies of the Regulation 25 Submission (October 2020) and Regulation 25 Submission (July 2021) are available from Mr Louis Strong for £10 each, plus VAT and postage and packaging, so long as stocks last. A paper copy of the original Environmental Statement and Non-Technical Summary are available at a charge of £250 plus VAT and postage and packaging, and a paper copy of the Non-Technical Summary of the Environmental Statement is also available for £10 plus VAT and postage and packaging, so long as stocks last. A CD of the whole planning application submission is available for £20, plus VAT and postage and packaging, so long as stocks last.
Anyone who wishes to make representations about this application / further information should write to the Council, either online using the link: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/eplanning or by email/post to the address at the bottom of this notice. The period for making representations about this proposal ends on 21 April 2022. Please state whether you would wish to address the Planning & Regulatory Committee if given the opportunity. Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic the majority of Council staff are working remotely. We have made arrangements for letters sent via the postal service to be distributed to the appropriate officer. Where possible, we encourage all comments / correspondence to be submitted by email or online using the above link. Please see the Council's Privacy Notice on our website for information about how Worcestershire County Council processes personal data (www.worcestershire.gov.uk/privacy).
|Issued By||Emily Barker, Head of Planning and Transport Planning|
|Address||Directorate of Economy and Infrastructure, Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchley Road, Worcester, WR5 2NP|