Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Comment ID 928033//14
Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Living within Environmental Limits DM17-18 View all on this section
Respondent Mike Veal View all by this respondent
Response Date 19 Apr 2013

B.6 Mineral Planning:


We understand that there likely to be a proposal for a southern extension of Stancombe Quarry in the plan period. We believe that this is effectively a carry over from the adopted Mineral Working in Avon Local Plan that identified land at ‘The Spinney’ as part of an existing Preferred Mineral Extraction area


While accepting the status, and the possible employment benefits (at least in safeguarding existing employees), BRA argues for extensive community involvement in the scale and timing of any development and that it is only permitted with appropriate safeguards (Policy DM 17),


 In the event of ‘Fracking’ exploration licenses being let in the Parish, or adjoining areas, that are likely to operationally affect Backwell; we look for extensive community involvement prior to consent, or initiation, with no fewer safeguards than those in DM17.