Plans for a Hatfield quarry submitted to council

PUBLISHED: 13:08 03 February 2016 | UPDATED: 13:08 03 February 2016

Brett Aggregates' plans to develop a quarry at Hatfield Aerodrome were displayed in October

Brett Aggregates' plans to develop a quarry at Hatfield Aerodrome were displayed in October

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Plans for a sand and gravel quarry in Hatfield have been submitted to the county council by minerals company Brett Aggregates.

The submission follows a public consultation at St Albans Rugby Club in October, where plans to develop 125 acres of land at Hatfield Aerodrome were displayed.

Mike Courts, director of planning at Brett, said: “By talking to local residents we know that although this site has been designated for quarrying for decades there are both sensitivities and opportunities, which our application addresses.

“We are proposing to work the land in small sections at a time, rather than digging the whole area for the whole period, and restoring it and opening up the renewed public green space as we go along.

“We will provide a restoration scheme that offers the combination of public access, walking routes, and natural habitat that lives up to local long-term ambitions for the site.”

The application will now be considered by Hertfordshire County Council’s Development Control Committee.

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