Plans to expand the landfill waste at Fletcher Bank Quarry in Ramsbottom have been approved.
Peel Environmental applied for permission to increase the height of inert infilling in the northern part of the quarry, which currently stands at around 212 metres. Bury Council’s planning committee approved the application.
The project will see will 950,000 cubic metres of waste imported to the site, at a rate of 100,000 cubic metres a year.
Councillor Ian Bevan, who said: “Residents have been handed a planning application for landfill which has been dressed up as a green environmental scheme”
The work is set to be completed by 2036, after which restoration work to return the site to grassland and woodland will be completed by 2038.
The plans have provoked opposition from local residents and Councillor Ian Bevan, who said: “Residents have been handed a planning application for landfill which has been dressed up as a green environmental scheme.”
Kieran Tames, development surveyor at Peel Environmental, said: “We’re pleased the planning committee decided to approve the application.”