Plans to dispose of asbestos in Bristol quarry are recommended to be refused

Oaktree Environmental Ltd have proposed Stowey Quarry near Chew Valley Lake as a site for asbestos disposal much to the dismay of local residents and now local authority planners.

After months of campaigning against proposals to dispose asbestos in a quarry in the Chew Vallery, planners have also voiced their doubts regarding the plan by Oaktree Environmental.

Local residents have voiced fears that the plan to dispose asbestos in Stowey Quarry could result in it leaking into the local water supply from Chew Valley Lake. Local Government planners have now recommended that the application to dispose of asbestos in a quarry in the Chew Valley be refused, stating that it had not been demonstrated that the quarry was an “appropriate location” to dispose of asbestos. They added there was not enough information on the potential for “significant adverse effects on the water and ecology interests of the Chew Valley Reservoir”.

In the past few months, more than 4,000 concerned people have signed a petition, which was also backed by local MP Jacob Rees-Mogg. Bath and North East Somerset Council is due to make a final decision on the scheme at a meeting on 26 September.

Armco can offer remedial and removal works for both licensed and non-licensed asbestos containing materials, as well as asbestos related training including quantative face fit testing, all types of sampling and surveying, and general consultancy. Call the office for further details on 0161 763 3727.



Published Sep 24, 2012
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