Residents win fight against plan for household waste tip in quarry
Nov 29 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
RESIDENTS have won the battle to stop a Crosland Hill quarry being used to dump household waste.
The owners of the quarry off Sandy Lane have withdrawn proposals to tip household waste on their site following talks with local councillor Molly Walton and Kirklees officers.
Angry residents have staged several protests over the plans.
But now Johnsons Wellfield, who had wanted permission to dispose of household waste, have had their time limit for filling it extended.
The firm was given permission in 1997 to dispose of non-household waste in the quarry – such as building materials, aggregate and rubble – but faced a time limit.
Now, after a meeting between Clr Walton, a representative from the company Shaun Berry, and a Kirklees minerals section representative, agreement was reached which resulted in the company agreeing to withdraw its application for the household waste plan.