Huge Hatfield quarry set to be approved by county council chiefs?

PUBLISHED: 15:58 16 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:18 16 January 2017

Ellenbrook Fields in Hatfield

Ellenbrook Fields in Hatfield

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Controversial plans for a huge quarry in Hatfield look set to be given the go ahead.

Building material group Brett Aggregates’ plans to develop 125 acres of land at Ellenbrook Fields will be supported by officers at a Hertfordshire County Council meeting on January 25.

A council report reads: “It is recommended that, subject to the application being referred to the Secretary of State and him not wanting to call in the application, that the Chief Executive and Director of Environment be authorised to grant planning permission for the development proposed in the application forms.”

The plans divided opinion during the consultation period, with some residents expressing fears over having 170 extra lorry movements each day, along with the potential environmental impact.

However, others said it would help with the development of much-needed housing, and claimed Brett was looking at every aspect to minimise disruption.

More to follow.

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