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Plan to move 250,000 tonnes of sand between quarries in Nottinghamshire

Quarry officials want to import 250,000 tonnes of sand from another site.

Two Oaks Quarry, on Coxmoor Road, Sutton-in-Ashfield, has asked Nottinghamshire County Council to allow the importation from another site in Crown Farm, Mansfield.

Both sites are run by the Mansfield Sand Company, which wants to move sand between the sites so it can improve the Crown Farm site.

Two Oaks Quarry in Coxmoor Road Sutton

It follows adjacent land near the Crown Farm site being acquired by the company as it looks to extend its brickworks facility.

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The company has asked the Conservative-run authority to vary part of its existing planning permission at Two Oaks so sand can be taken from the Crown Farm site.

It wants the sand removal to take place over a 12-month period.

No changes to the operations of the Two Oaks quarry are being proposed by Mansfield Sand through the new plans and the organisation says this is a “one-off” while the Crown Farm works take place.

Papers submitted to the council on behalf of the organisation said: “The sand is being removed from the company’s brickworks in Mansfield as they have acquired adjacent land and are looking to extend the brickworks facilities.

“The sand is a valuable mineral commodity and it is wholly sustainable to ensure it is put to beneficial uses.

“Due to the extensive processing facilities at Two Oaks Quarry, it is desirable to remove the sand from the brickworks site and transport it to the quarry for processing and sale.

“The route follows established HGV roads from Crown Farm Industrial Estate via the A6117, A60, B6020 and B6139 (Coxmoor Roads) to Two Oaks Quarry, a distance of some 5.5 miles.”

The organisation also confirmed no changes to site access, operations or working hours are proposed as part of the new plans.

 

The Environment Agency, a statutory consultee for planning applications such as this, confirmed in documents it has reviewed the plans.

But it said it does not wish to provide any comments because there is “no modification to the current site” which has not already been discussed through the planning process.

And the county council’s own planning department has raised no objections to the plans.

 

The authority’s planning and rights of way committee will debate the plans at a later date.

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