Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Stuc a' Chroin and Ben Vorich

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Glenquey Moss Quarry Application - Unanimously refused

Just out of the DMC meeting - the application has been refused. Of course it will be appealed to the Scottish Government but meantime we can celebrate success. More anon perhaps.
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Anonymous said...

Apologies if I'm asking the obvious here, Gibson, but what would this development have meant in terms of infrastructure? New access roads suitable for heavily laden vehicles?

Alan Sloman said...

That's very good news, Gibson.
Let's hope it stays that way.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Dave. An unsurfaced haul road was to be constructed to run more or less parallel to, and north of, the Glenquey Reservoir access road. On the previous post’s photograph you can see the road running past the small white house up to Glenquey House. It would have been horrendous.

Access paths for cyclists and walkers were to be constructed on the other side but given that the quarry was to operate twelve hours a day Monday to Friday and six on Saturdays I doubt many of the 9000 people a year who currently walk the right of way to Dollar would have continued to do so.
140,000 tonnes of material a year was to be extracted so traffic would have been heavy.

afootinthehills said...

I sincerely hope so Alan. Communities through their Community Councils - Auchterarder, Muckhart, Dollar and our own, Fossoway - really pulled together on this one. Clackmannanshire Council objected and urged PKC to reject the application and I'm sure that was significant too. Malcolm Best of 'Stop the Quarry - Save Glenquey' and Vice Chair of Friends of the Ochils did a great job leading the campaign. We can only hope that in the face of such united opposition Cemex decide to write off this 'asset' or offer to sell it to some conservation body and forget about an appeal. That may be too much to hope for.