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Opinions wanted on Lafarge quarry plans
May, 22 2012
(UK) -- Villagers are invited to have their say on proposals to extend a quarry.
Lafarge Aggregates and Concrete UK, which runs Mountsorrel Quarry, is staging a series of open days where staff will be available to explain plans to extend the quarry and answer questions.
Lafarge said there are about 95 million tonnes of granite reserves remaining in the quarry, however, under current constraints, only 25 tonnes will be able to be mined, a point that will be reached in about six years.
The option being favoured is to extend the quarry rim eastwards, a scheme that would release an extra 60 million tonnes of rock.
A planning application is expected to be submitted to Leicestershire County Council next year, with surveys and consultations taking place.
Tim Deal, national mineral development manager for Lafarge, which has its head office in nearby Syston, said: "It is important we gain views and comments."
There will be an exhibition at Mountsorrel parish rooms, in Leicester Road today, from 3pm to 9pm, and a second at Quorn Village Hall, in Leicester Road between the same hours the following Tuesday
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