Residents feedback prompts rethink

PUBLISHED: 10:50 02 February 2006 | UPDATED: 14:35 12 May 2010

FEEDBACK from nearby residents has caused the owners of Barrington Cement Works to rethink their expansion plans. Cemex, who own the quarry, announced last year that they wanted to expand the site and asked residents for their views by holding public exhi

FEEDBACK from nearby residents has caused the owners of Barrington Cement Works to rethink their expansion plans. Cemex, who own the quarry, announced last year that they wanted to expand the site and asked residents for their views by holding public exhibitions of their plans. But Cemex came under fire from residents, who were up in arms over their plans for a 132m high pre-water tower. A spokeswoman for Cemex said: "There has been a major redesign. "We've taken all the consultations to heart, looked at the outline plans that we had and we're still having to do a bit of remodelling. "The pre-heater tower is now planned to be 90 metres tall from the ground. "A chimney next to it is planned to be 105 metres tall; down from about 135 metres. The effects of this reduction in height is being studied which has delayed the planning application." The plans also include a new access road from the quarry to the A603 and plant area. The planning application is due to be submitted by the end of the month, when the County Council will start an eight-week public consultation. CamAir, a campaign group opposing the plans, has even been set up by nearby residents.

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