A new planning application has been submitted for Staden Quarry in Derbyshire, the application is still for a bottling plant, but does differ significantly from the previous application. The current deadline for objections/comments is the 24th April.
In a press release from Ross Burnage (Buxton MC) and Henry Folkard (BMC Volunteer), who attended a Parish Council meeting to discuss the new application, the outlines of the plans were described.
Here are the key points of the application:
The main message from the press release is as follows:
Climbers are urged to register an objection on the grounds of incomplete proposal, loss of amenity, environmental and landscape impact and negation of any notional economic benefit. As the landowner has banned climbing there is nothing for climbers to lose.
There will be objection slips at the next BMC area meeting on Wednesday April 9th at the Maynard Inn, Grindleford, or to add your objection online please click HERE
THE DEADLINE FOR COMMENTS/OBJECTIONS IS THE 24th APRIL
There have been a number of access changes at Staden in the last few years. The first threat came in 2010, though this was updated with climbing still being allowed. However, a year later access was withdrawn following the rejection of the planning application.
This year's British Lead and Speed Climbing Championships and a round of the Paraclimbing Cup took place at Awesome Walls,... Read more
15 year old Laura Rogora, from Rome, Italy, has repeated Red Bull, 8c, at Collepardo, needing only three tries, making it her... Read more
James McHaffie had a productive weekend in North Wales, establishing an Ogwen highball arête named Devil's... Read more
There has been a new twist in the access situation to Staden Quarry (also know as Cow Dale) in the Peak. Last January we... Read more
Last week we reported that access to the much-loved venue of Staden Quarry was under threat from a major industrial... Read more