- Harden Moor test drilling for quarry extension
If I’m interpreting that right it’s the big section of common land where most people park?
That would be bad if they got it granted! Back in the day I did an mtb race that was essentially in that zonePosted 4 years ago
Mmm, thats not good.Posted 4 years ago
That proposed bit will take a MASSIVE chunk out the top end of the moor 🙁Posted 4 years ago
Noooooo!Posted 4 years ago
It’d be a sad day for many people if the extension got the go ahead.Posted 4 years ago
How can we object to it ? Ie is there a link we can share to sign a petition etc, or council we need to lobby?Posted 4 years ago
If it’s on common land the developer will still need consent under s38 of the commons act 2006, even if pp is granted then it doesn’t mean the extension is a certainty.Posted 4 years ago
If it’s on common land the developer will still need consent under s38 of the commons act 2006, even if pp is granted then it doesn’t mean the extension is a certainty.
This – the s38 process is very robust and well run.Posted 4 years ago
Sounds promising.Posted 4 years ago
The moor is an open access area and I always assumed that Bradford council owned it.
The land for the extension has old quarry workings on it, makes for a good MTB play ground 🙂
Just looking on Magic, the land appears to be CROW access land, but not Registered Common
It’s possible that the council own the land but not the mineral rights.
Quarry extension looks complex, as I’m not sure if there’s a process to delist land ceded in perpetuity as access and in order to permit quarrying.Posted 4 years ago
From the above article:-
“The RA is now stepping up its campaign for a right of access to England and Wales’s coastline.
Less than five miles from the site of the minister’s visit, campaigners have won the first stage of a battle to stop a quarry company extending into CRoW access land.
Bradford Council’s Shipley area committee refused to grant permission for Midgeham
Cliffe End Quarry to sink test bore holes with a view to using Harden Moor to quarry Yorkshire gritstone. The company wants to buy the land from the council. The committee passed the decision on to the council’s full executive with a recommendation that it note the strong public opposition to the quarry’s proposals”
I wonder what’s changed in the meantime?Posted 4 years ago
Pages 16 – 19 of this document make interesting reading.
I wonder Simon. It was canned in 2006. How has it been approved now? Was there another petition?
There is a campaign ongoing acting against these plans.
The Facebook page:
Once Bradford council give permission (hopefully in the next couple of days), there will be an e-petition up on the council site.Posted 4 years ago
Puts people grumbling about mountain bikes causing erosion into their proper perspective :-SPosted 4 years ago
Here’s a link to the e-petitionPosted 4 years ago
Ta Simon, will share that on FB.Posted 4 years ago
I’ve seen a note somewhere (maybe Facebook) that someone had been in touch with STW staff and they’ve offered to do a news article on it, presumably with a link to the petition.Posted 4 years ago
Well lets hope that happens.Posted 4 years ago
what about if they agree to build us a brilliant mtb park after they are finished, they have all the earth moving equipmentPosted 4 years ago
Am I right in thinking, in the main post-quarry work the lands out of bounds forever to us/anyone on health and safety grounds? Forget (rare) stuff like Lee QuarryPosted 4 years ago
Simon, Just seen thisPosted 4 years ago
This e-mail somehow ended up in my spam folder, so I only came across it just now
Dear Mr Mullet,
I am contacting you as lead petitioner of the recently proposed e-petition on Bradford Council’s website concerning the drilling on Harden Moor.
If you are not already aware, the drilling on the moor has now ceased as no reserves of stone were found. That being the case, you may wish to withdraw the petition.
If so, could you confirm either with myself or with Palbinder Sandhu in the Council’s Committee Services. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I am also happy to try answer any queries you may have regarding the moor.
Countryside and Rights of Way Manager
Saw it earlier, looks like good news.Posted 4 years ago
I think I’d continue with the petition anyway, show that there is an opposition to “this kind of thing” in general? After all, they’re saying “we didn’t find anything” not “we’ll stop because people don’t like it”.Posted 4 years ago
My thoughts too.Posted 4 years ago
Ride up there to celebrate? Can’t do this coming weekend… one after? 😉Posted 4 years ago
Saturday afternoon any good?Posted 4 years ago
Should be ok – I’ll let you know ASAP!Posted 4 years ago
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