Sibelco UK still plan to submit their quarry application, but now to both Cheshire East and Cheshire West councils.
In the meantime they have withdrawn their planning application 16/4724W to quarry silica sand at Rudheath Lodge Farm off New Platt Lane just outside Goostrey. However the new application for a sand quarry, across Cheshire East and CWAC farmland in Cranage and Allostock parishes, will essentially be the same as their initial scheme.
Sibelco spokesman Nigel Canham said: “In order to allow our proposals to be assessed in the appropriate manner we have now withdrawn our original planning application and are preparing a revised submission for both CEC and CWAC.”
Residents living near the site raised an objections group ‘ Residents against Quarrying ‘ but it is not yet known if objections will be carried over to the new application.
Location of sand quarry