Edentrillick

Extension

The Development proposal included the Lateral Northerly Extension to Existing Gritstone (Greywacke) Quarry, Consolidation of Historic Mineral Workings and Restoration to Lakeland/Nature Conservation Habitat at the Company’s existing Edentrillick Quarry, Dromore, Banbridge.

Challenges:

  • Less than 8 months of reserves remaining;
  • Direction of working restricted: Landlocked by highways and farmsteads;
  • Active Badger Setts
  • Proximity to River Lagan
  • Landscape Residential Amenity Issues

Quarryplan Involvement:

  • Public Consultation–meeting with residents
  • Pre-Application Discussions
  • Ecological mitigation & Appropriate Design
  • Landscape and amenity attenuation

Outcome:

Permission for c. 6 million tonnes of high PSV gritstone granted in under 6 months, from the date of submission of the planning application.