Quarry Extraction Plans
The following plans show the phasing of extraction that is proposed at the Quarry
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The extraction is planned to start on the old Aerodrome from the west end moving east. A large bund (mound of the topsoil removed from the extraction area will be placed around the workings to reduce noise and the visual impact. From Barrowden the bund will restrict the view of the workings all the way to end of Wakerley wood which being retained up to where the footpath currently goes through to the Aerodrome. The access road in front of the wood line will be 1.5 metres below the current level and another bund will placed on the Barrowden side of the access road with hedging on top.
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The extraction continues in this phase towards the east and closer to Wakerley Wood. There are no plans to alter the bunds during this phase
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Subject to rate of extraction from the workings this phase is not expected to start for at least 20 years. At this time the bunding will be moved down the hillside towards Barrowden and at a height of 5 metres showed block the view of the workings which will be well below the current ground level.
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The second last phase will see the buying moved progressively to the east as the front line of the extraction moves
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The final phase will involve the extraction of a triangle of land just behind Wakerley and the the bunding will be levelled to return the land to agricultural use