Community Engagement

Local people know that we are responsible operators of the quarry and good neighbours.

We have worked hard over the years to be a good neighbour, to build strong relationships with the local community and to earn their trust as responsible operators of the quarry.

This has been reflected in the consultation process which has been very open and positive. We have listened carefully to our neighbours and our stakeholders, providing additional information where requested, addressing any concerns raised and refining our plans to a point where the final submitted proposals have been much improved.

A public exhibition of the original proposals was held on Wednesday 23 September 2015 in Ashburton Town Hall from 11.30am to 6pm.

Members of the Glendinning team were on hand to answer questions. The exhibition was well attended. Specific concerns and suggestions were noted and afterwards local residents were consulted about possible variations.

We also consulted the Dartmoor National Park Authority via a formal Pre-application process.

In addition, comments were invited  and continue to be invited via our ‘contact us page’

The proposals in the planning application have been shaped by the comments received and are the result of further consideration of all options by the company.

The Revised Proposals were described to local residents and the Ashburton Town Council at a meeting in the Town Hall in March 2016, and at the same time this website was updated.

The main difference in the Revised Proposals now incorporated into the planning application is that the existing quarry is to be deepened further which will allow considerably more overburden from the quarry extension area (Stages 3 and 4) to be backfilled into the quarry, rather than used to form further bunding in the area surrounding the quarry extension. This means that 48% of the overburden will be used for bunding, instead of 84% as was originally proposed. The remainder, 52%, will be backfilled into the base of the existing quarry. As a result new quarry areas will be opened up more gradually across the extension site, taking some 46 years to complete, instead of about 27 as was originally proposed.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section on this website has been updated.

We are keen to hear your views about the proposals in the application, as well as to encourage those who support them to say so.

A public exhibition about the proposals in the planning application was held in Ashburton Town Hall on 7 July 2016 from 11.30am to 6pm. The exhibition panels can be viewed via this link.

We are also happy to answer further questions and provide more information about the proposals and why they are required.

Please Contact Us.

Every effort will be made to respond to comments on the proposals.