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  Local MP tours site of proposed quarry at Marlingford

Richard Bacon urges Marlingford residents to have their say on gravel quarry plans

IMAGE: Richard Bacon MP (centre) with local residents Jane Knights (left) and Peter Cherry


South Norfolk MP Richard Bacon has toured the site of a proposed 50 acre gravel quarry near Marlingford.

Local residents Miss Jane Knights and Mr Peter Cherry took Mr Bacon to see where the proposed quarry would be located in relation to the village and their farm.


Richard Bacon MP (centre) tours the area of
the proposed gravel quarry, guided by local
residents Jane Knights (left) and Peter Cherry.

Miss Knights and Mr Cherry explained their concerns over  whether the proposed site was geologically suitable, as well as the potential impacts of the proposals on livestock, historic local buildings, and flora and fauna. 

Mr Bacon said: “I am pleased to have had the opportunity to see  the site of the proposed gravel quarry at Marlingford for myself. 

“The proposals to possibly site a quarry at Marlingford to extract 750,000 tonnes of gravel are part of the Norfolk County Council mineral extraction plan which has been published by the county and is now out for consultation.   

“Local residents have until 5pm on Friday 11 December 2009 to make their views known to Norfolk County Council.  I urge the residents of Marlingford and the surrounding area to contact the County and have their say on these proposals”.

Local residents who are concerned should consult the Norfolk County Council website for more details and should make their views known by writing to:

IMAGE: Richard Bacon (left) is shown the lay of the land by Peter Cherry (right) and Jane Knights (centre)
Richard (left) is shown the lay
of the land by Peter Cherry
(right) and Jane Knights

Mr Nick Johnson
Planning Services Manager
Norfolk County Council
Planning and Transportation Department
Planning Services
Norwich   NR1 2BR.

Or send their comments by email to:


The County Council will also accept submissions by fax to:

01603 223219

All letters, emails and faxes should quote the County Council's reference number MIN 54.

3 December2009

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