On 1st May 2013 BANES Council received an appeal by the quarry owner against the decision made by the Planning Committee in September 2012 refusing planning permission to dump asbestos in the quarry. Many community members in Bishop Sutton and surrounding villages were and remain, in total agreement with the Planning Committee's decision that Stowey Quarry is fundamentally an unsuitable site for such hazardous waste (including asbestos).
The Action group are again be coordinating a vigorous campaign on behalf of the community to help the Council fight this appeal. We really hope, that again, we can continue to count on the committed support of everyone for this final hurdle in this very important cause.
The appeal will be heard at a Public Enquiry, which is expected to be in late September or October. We don't need to resubmit objections unless there is new information. The Stowey Sutton Action Group have been granted Rule 6 status, which enables us to take part in the proceedings and to call expert witnesses. Thank you to everyone who sent comments to the Planning Inspector.
In order to have the best chance of winnng this we have instructed our excellent solicitor from Cambridge to represent us at the Public Inquiry, and to help with the preparation. Whilst we still have some money in the bank we need to find considerably more to cover the costs, so we have tried to come up with some innovative ways to raise it, they are:....
(For more details please see our events page.)
So PLEASE - we need items to auction on eBay, and photos of the area for the calendar, for now... Alternatively a cash donation can be made electronically
using the "Donate" button below,
or at Natwest in Chew Magna if any of the above are not for you..
To help us to keep asbestos dumping out of the Chew Valley, donations can be made as follows:
Directly into the Action Group bank account:
National Westminster Bank Chew Magna Sort code: 60-05-22 Account number: 20066872. (Please include your surname as a reference when paying online).
Cheques can be made payable to: Stowey Sutton Action Group, c/o 6 Hillside Gardens, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5XG.
You can also donate electronically here:
Thank you for your help so far. Please support us for this final stage.
Stowey Sutton Action Group