On 1st May 2013 BANES Council received an appeal by the quarry owner against the decision made by the Planning Committee in September 2012 refusing planning permission to dump asbestos in the quarry. Many community members in Bishop Sutton and surrounding villages were and remain, in total agreement with the Planning Committee's decision that Stowey Quarry is fundamentally an unsuitable site for such hazardous waste (including asbestos).
The Action group will again be coordinating a vigorous campaign on behalf of the community to help the Council fight this appeal. When we have more detail about the enquiry process we will let everyone know via the local press, e mail newsletter and our website, stopstoweyquarry.co.uk, We really hope, that again, we can continue to count on the committed support of everyone for this final hurdle in this very important cause.
Thank you to everyone for your generous support so far. However, these final legal costs are going to be expensive. To help us to keep asbestos dumping out of the Chew Valley, donations can be made as follows:
Directly into the Action Group bank account:
National Westminster Bank Chew Magna Sort code: 60-05-22 Account number: 20066872. (Please include your surname as a reference when paying online).
Cheques can be made payable to: Stowey Sutton Action Group, c/o 6 Hillside Gardens, Bishop Sutton, BS39 5XG.
You can also donate electronically here:
Stowey Sutton Action Group