The fight to prevent the progressive destruction of the National Park had been led by the Save Longstone Edge Group (SLEG), Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), British Mountaineering Council (BMC) and many individuals. Sadly SLEG has now been wound up after some in-fighting developed within the group which has not helped the campaign in any way.
In the event that the case is ultimately determined in favour of the quarrying company, the Planning Authority will be liable for substantial claims for loss of income and legal costs from those parties. The implications and significance of the final determination will however reach far beyond the confines of the Peak District and be of national significance.
There will be a verbal update at the next BMC Peak Area meeting on 15th June, 8.15pm, at the Whillans Hut, the Roaches - or sooner if there are any newsworthy developments.