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Standing up for countryside and wildlife near Barton-in-Fabis

By Lewis Townsend
7th September 2021

CPRE Nottinghamshire have submitted an additional objection to the proposals to dig a quarry on ecologically valuable countryside in Nottinghamshire.

CPRE Nottinghamshire join local campaigners, action groups and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife trust in continuing to object to the proposals and have now put in a second objection.

Initially, the quarry proposal was removed from the county Minerals Plan prepared by the previous County Council administration but inserted into the revised Plan prepared by the present one.  It’s true that other proposals were dropped but CPRE Nottinghamshire argued that the County was already producing more than the required amounts of gravel etc.  In any case,  we feel it would be better to look for other sources of building materials eg waste from demolitions etc.

We’re particularly opposed to this proposal because it would remove access to open spaces for local people, because of its adverse impact on the landscape and particularly because the submitted plans do not include any plans for restoration of the landscape.

This video, which has been produced by the Barton-in-Fabis against Sand and Gravel local action group, shows the huge scale of the proposal and the dramatic impact it would have on the landscape – for people and nature. Find out more about the action group on their website:

Photo: Matthew Black via Flickr. CC 2.0.