Case Study>> Churchfield Stone, Harley Way Quarry, Peterborough
Client>> Churchfield Stone
Project>> Stone Processing Plant and Quarry
In 2011 GP Planning Ltd successfully obtained planning permission for the retrospective change of use of part of the outside farmyard and a grain store at Churchfield Farm to gain authorisation for the operation of a stone processing plant to produce building stone products.
This permission was sought in order to gain authorisation for the operation of a stone processing plant to produce building stone products, including a range of walling, building and decorative dimension stones. The application also established links with the recycling operations at a nearby facility to sustainably manage the waste stone arising from the cutting operations.
Securing the appropriate mitigation measures enables planning permission to be granted by East Northamptonshire district council.
In January 2012 a planning application was submitted to Northamptonshire County Council for the land to the east for a conservations stone quarry. Permission was granted in May 2012, subject to 66 conditions, one of which required details archaeological investigations before development commenced. After the trial trenching and analysis of the findings the site opened in 2013.
Restoration required the importation of inert waste to create the approved contours, therefore an application was made to the Environment Agency for a Waste Recovery permit. This was granted in February 2014.