Residents win fight against plan for household waste tip in quarry
Nov 29 2008 by Neil Atkinson, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
Clr Walton said: “The decision in 1997 was for the quarry to be filled with ‘inert’ material – that is waste other than household waste – within a time limit.
“The current state of the building industry means the company faced a shortage of such material, and prompted their request relating to household waste.
“The meeting was very constructive and positive and agreement was reached where the current arrangements will remain in place and be reviewed in 2016, with an option for the time limit to be extended to 2020 for the complete filling-in of the quarry.
“We needed to strike a balance between ensuring we continue to support a company that is providing jobs for local people, against the disruption that would be caused by allowing household waste.