Denbigh Quarry, Denbighshire
Consolidating application for the proposed extension of winning and working of limestone, importation of inert material and restoration to amenity.
1. Read about the proposal
Breedon Southern Limited intend to apply for the extension of winning and working of limestone, importation of inert material and restoration to amenity at Denbigh Quarry, Denbighshire.
Denbigh Quarry is an active limestone quarry located to the north of the town of Denbigh. The consented reserves in the existing quarry have a finite life and the applicant is now seeking a westward extension.
The proposed extension area consists of agricultural fields to the west of the existing working area. On the boundary between the existing quarry and the proposed extension is public footpath 508/6. It is proposed that this footpath be diverted along an approved route.
Access to the existing quarry is off Graig Road, via a purpose built access road. Access to the extension area would be via the existing site. The stone in the extension area would be blasted and removed under the same environmental operational constraints as are currently imposed on the main quarry.
It is proposed that inert restoration material will be imported each year from 2022/23 onwards, in order to create a restoration profile in the northern section of the existing quarry that is close to original levels. Only material derived from indigenous sources would be used to bring levels back up above predicted groundwater levels.