Proposals to establish a new quarry at Chouet headland have been recommended by the Planning Service – and a public meeting will be held by the Development & Planning Authority next week.
Deputies who sit on the DPA will decide if the development goes ahead on Monday 17 October in the Cambridge and Delancey Rooms at Beau Sejour.
The public are welcome to attend the meeting which starts at 14:00, but only those who have submitted representations and have notified the planning service beforehand will be allowed to speak.
Planning officers have recommended that the application be approved with a total of 35 conditions. Some seek to limit when blasting and extraction can occur to limit effects of noise, vibration, and dust pollution for those nearby.
Ecological and archaeological concerns were also identified within the conditions to protect wildlife and because of fears that unexploded Second World War ordinance might be present in the area.
Structural surveys of neighboring properties and protected historical monuments would be undertaken every two years whilst quarrying is underway.
You can view the full list of conditions and representations HERE.
Pictured: The States agreed that quarrying should continue in-island in 2019.
Applicants Ronez hope to quarry the site for at least ten years over two phases – that would allow around 1.15 megatonnes of aggregate, granite, concrete to be released.
Processing and plant equipment would be installed at the site once the existing Les Vardes quarry is exhausted of natural materials.
Quarrying would expand at Chouet until at least 2033, after which the States of Deliberation will decide whether local quarrying should continue well past the 2050’s.
The plans would also involve the demolition of a property in the area, the closure of a road, installation of perimeter fencing, repositioning the green waste disposal area and erecting new reception buildings at the site entrance.
Pictured: Political members of the Development & Planning Authority, who will decide if the application should be approved.
The public is also invited to meet the members of the DPA between 10:00 and 12:00 at the Market Building on Saturday.
The DPA comprises President and Vice-President Victoria Oliver and Andrew Taylor, and Deputies Bob Murray, Sasha Kazantseva-Miller, and John Dyke (pictured above).
Deputy Oliver said: "We know that the decisions taken regarding development and planning have an impact on most, if not all, islanders at some point in our lives, whether that's to do with our own homes or potential new developments on the island.
"This informal drop-in is an opportunity for us to engage with islanders to answer any questions they may have, including about the planning process, how policies are applied, and what exactly our role is as political members of the DPA. We really want to hear from people, so please do come along and speak to us."
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