Roadblock for Rotherham quarry reopening

Plans to reopen a mothballed limestone quarry in Rotherham have been blocked after the planning board at Rotherham Council voted to refuse planning permission for the scheme – going against the recommendation of its planning officers.

Operators, Tarmac (previously Lafarge), has not used Harrycroft Quarry, which is in a Green Belt site between South Anston and Lindrick, for a number of years. It had previously operated with phased extraction and restoration (with imported inert materials) since original planning permission was granted in 1960.

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