Ceres and District Environment and Amenity Protection Group

Baldinnie Rubble Re-cycling

Planning Application Reference: 09/01665/EFULL
Applicant: Kevin Buttercase
Site address: Whinstone Quarry, Baldinnie

We objected to the above application as the proposed development would have had an adverse effect on the environment and residential amenity of the area. The application was for permission to extract whinstone to a depth of six metres over an area of approximately 900 M2 and to use the pit formed to house crushing plant to process broken bricks, concrete, old dykes and rubble into saleable material.

The application was in essence in two parts. One for a quarrying operation in a green field location and the other for change of use of agricultural land to site and operate a minerals re-cycling centre.

The application was recommended for conditional approval. It came to the North East Fife Area Committee where it was unanimously refused planning permission.

The applicant appealed this decision to Scottish Ministers and a reporter was appointed to determine the appeal.

The reporter dismissed the appeal and refused planning permission.