Shropshire Star

Quarry consultation reopens after huge public interest

A consultation on a plan to extract millions of litres of water from under a quarry has been reopened because of the huge public interest.

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Gore Quarry. Picture: Google

Tarmac Trading has applied for an abstraction licence as its digging at Gore Quarry, near Presteigne, is expected to reach the water table and it will need to abstract it to carry on.

The consultation period started on January 5 and ended on February 2; however, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) says it has agreed a request from the applicant to reopen the consultation period after seeing the level of public interest locally.

The consultation reopened on February 21 and will now close on March 6.

Tarmac has applied for a full licence to remove the water from its work site (known as dewatering), and for wheel washing and dust suppression.