The consultation began on Tuesday 6 December and relevant documents can be viewed here: http://e-planning.worcestershire.gov.uk/swift/apas/run/wchvarylogin.display using Planning Applications References - 20/000009/CM and 20/000015/CM.
Announcing the consultation Mark Kelly, Planning and Permitting Manager at CEMEX, said: “CEMEX has submitted further environmental information to Worcestershire County Council regarding its two planning applications to extend Ryall North Quarry to the south to allow the formation of a lake of the right proportions to facilitate a future watersports venue. If the proposed extension is permitted by the County Council and gravel extraction begins in this area, the resulting lake, though larger than the one being formed by the existing scheme, would only occupy a small part of Fish Meadow.
“The proposed lake would not affect the holding of future festivals on the meadow, and in fact the owner sees it as an enhancement that will make the site a more attractive venue. For the short time work is in progress there will be some inconvenience but it is the ambition of all parties concerned that this is minimised with the least effect on the festivals.
“We are working closely with Upton Rowing Club and other stakeholders and hope that the lake could be imaginatively and sensitivity managed to enhance the site for the benefit of the whole local area. We welcome all feedback and all of the queries raised in response to our submissions will continue to be dealt with as part of the consultation process.”
Notes to Editors:
CEMEX is a global construction materials company that is building a better future through sustainable products and solutions. CEMEX is committed to achieving carbon neutrality through relentless innovation and industry-leading research and development. CEMEX is at the forefront of the circular economy in the construction value chain, and is pioneering ways to increase the use of waste and residues as alternative raw materials and fuels in its operations with the use of new technologies.
CEMEX offers cement, ready-mix concrete, aggregates, and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, powered by a multinational workforce focused on providing a superior customer experience, enabled by digital technologies.
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