Trent Farm

Trent Farm is our current gravel extraction area and is subject to a number of planning conditions to minimise its impact on the local community.

 

 

Trent Farm

Trent Farm (pictured above) is our current gravel extraction area and is subject to a number of planning conditions to minimise its impact on the local community.

To date, we have been given planning permission by Derbyshire County Council for extraction of around 1.9 million tonnes from an area of Trent Farm covering 30.4 hectares (see plan). At an anticipated rate of 225,000 to 250,000 tonnes a year, that gives us a reserve that will last about eight years.

The restoration plan for this area involves a mix of open water suitable for wildlife and amenity uses, seasonally flooded wet grassland, wet woodland and agriculture. While this work will be progressive, it is aimed to complete about two years after extraction has ended.

The legal agreement that goes with the permission includes a number of provisions designed to minimise impact on the Attenborough community.

Amongst them are measures:

  • controlling lorries queuing on Long Lane and Allendale Avenue
  • forbidding lorries arriving at the plant before 7am and after 6pm on weekdays, and before 7am and after 1pm on Saturdays. No lorry movements on Sundays
  • ensuring no mud and debris on local roads
  • restricting lorries entering and leaving the site
  • restricting barge unloading hours at the plant site wharf
  • restricting the height of stockpiles
  • controlling noise and dust
  • ruling out further extraction within Nottinghamshire (as opposed to Derbyshire).

We have also undertaken to monitor the quality of water in the nature reserve and have implemented a scheme that diverts potentially polluted water from the Erewash away from the reserve and into the Trent. More information on that project here.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.


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