Restoration plan for fenced-off quarry to be unveiled - The Rugby Observer

Restoration plan for fenced-off quarry to be unveiled

Rugby Editorial 16th Mar, 2018   0

A DISUSED, fenced-off quarry could be restored with ponds, grassland, open areas and woodland.

Cemex will unveil its plan to restore Parkfield Road Quarry, next to its cement plant, at a public display next week.

The project would see the quarry restored to its original levels and reopened to the public.

Cemex wants to bring clays and soils from HS2 engineering works directly by train to the existing sidings next to the old quarry.

Once a source of raw materials for the cement manufacturing process, the quarry has been disused for many decades and is now a fenced-off, steep sided void containing deep, cold water.

Cemex spokesman Ian Southcott said: “These proposals, if accepted, will transform a deep void into an attractive landform with public access.”

The public exhibition takes place at St Matthew’s and St Oswald’s church hall in Lawford Road on Tuesday (March 20) from 3-8pm.

A planning application will be submitted to Warwickshire County Council in the coming months.

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