A DECISION on the future of a quarry was made this morning.
Councillors were due to vote in January on whether or not to grant the owners of the Maes Y Droell Quarry in Graianrhyd permission to import inert waste materials.
But the snow meant Denbighshire County Council’s planning committee could not undertake a site visit to the quarry ahead of the meeting.
Denbighshire County Council planning officers had recommended the application be granted under specific conditions.
But the application was discussed at today’s planning meeting and refused.
The proposal by G and K Edwards was to “import inert waste materials, to process and recycle these where possible, and to use the remainder as part of the infilling and restoration of the worked-out areas of the quarry”.
The council received 185 letters of objection to the plans, as well as objections from Llanfynydd Community Council and highways department.
The report stated: “The recycling scheme would result in unacceptable increases in noise and dust levels.
“Councillors are of the opinion that the proposed entrance would unacceptably harm the character and appearance of the community.
“The new entrance would split the village in two, an action often associated with the decline of a community.”
The highways department said there are several small weak bridges on the Llanarmon Road which are not wide enough for two 30-tonne lorries to pass and it has been reported that lorries have collided, damaging their wing mirrors, on these roads before.