Upton residents urged to have their say on plans for Ryall North Quarry - The Malvern Observer
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11th Aug, 2022

Upton residents urged to have their say on plans for Ryall North Quarry

THOSE living in Upton-upon-Severn and the surrounding areas are being urged to view proposals to extend the existing Ryall North Quarry and have their say.

CEMEX has submitted further environmental information to Worcestershire County Council regarding its two planning applications to extend Ryall North Quarry to the south to allow the formation of a lake of the right proportions to facilitate a future watersports venue.

Mark Kelly, the planning and permitting meager, announced the consultation and said: “If the proposed extension is permitted by the county council and gravel extraction begins in this area, the resulting lake, though larger than the one being formed by the existing scheme, would only occupy a small part of Fish Meadow.

“The proposed lake would not affect the holding of future festivals on the meadow, and in fact the owner sees it as an enhancement that will make the site a more attractive venue.”

He added, in the short-term, there would be some inconvenience as the work progressed but all parties would minimise that as much as possible so it would have the least impact on the festivals.

Mr Kelly added: “We are working closely with Upton Rowing Club and other stakeholders and hope the lake could be imaginatively and sensitivity managed to enhance the site for the benefit of the whole local area.

“We welcome all feedback and all of the queries raised in response to our submissions will continue to be dealt with as part of the consultation process.”

The consultation began on Tuesday and relevant documents can be viewed here – using Planning Applications References – 20/000009/CM and 20/000015/CM.

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