Resident groups unite against Hatfield quarry plans

PUBLISHED: 15:00 21 January 2017

Ellenbrook Residents' Association is opposing plans for a quarry in Hatfield.

Ellenbrook Residents' Association is opposing plans for a quarry in Hatfield.


Two residents’ associations have united against “appalling” plans for a 125-acre quarry between Hatfield and St Albans.

Building materials firm Brett Aggregates submitted its proposals for Ellenbrook Fields last year – sparking fears over chaotic traffic, pollution and harm to wildlife.

Council officers this week revealed they will back the plans at a showdown meeting next Wednesday at 10am in County Hall.

However, Ellenbrook and Smallford residents’ associations, both vehemently against the quarry, will launch a joint last-gasp attempt to persuade councillors to reject the plans.

Sarah Lodge, of St Albans Road West, said: “I am appalled that this application is even being considered.

“Our council should be looking to protect its residents and reduce adverse environmental impact and congestion, rather than adding to an already critical issue.”

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