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Braintree: Councillors object to quarry sites
3:00pm Tuesday 19th February 2013 in News
Councillors are recommending plans for huge quarries are opposed.
Essex County Council (ECC) has selected seven sites in Braintree and Witham for sand and gravel extraction, including a 90 hectare site at Broadfield Farm, Rayne, and a 46 hectare plot at Colemans Farm in Little Braxted.
Braintree Council’s local development framework sub-committee have opposed both sites.
They have also objected to three out of five proposed extensions to Bradwell Quarry in Rivenhall.
Braintree Council is due to discuss the sub-committee’s recommendations at its next meeting.
Members of the public can still view ECC’s proposals and comment before February 28.
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