Fresh bid for holiday spot at old quarry

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ANOTHER attempt to build two-bedroom log cabins on a former quarry has been put to councillors.

Twenty-two lodges and a site offices/shop are planned at Wham Leigh Quarry, Clay Pit Lane, Sowood.

An application for 27 cabins last year was withdrawn by applicant Kevin Simpson.

His agent, Roger Lee, says in a report to councillors the new scheme would be an appropriate use of the green belt land and permission should be granted for its change of use.

Wham Leigh was used for landfill but there had been no activity on the site for eight years.

The cabins would be used for a combination of residential and holiday accommodation.

And, following an earlier article in the Courier, interest had been expressed in reserving six plots for housing adults with learning difficulties, mainly Down’s Syndrome.

Mr Lee said the plans assisted regeneration without harming the green belt and no objections had been raised road safety.

“There are a combination of positive cirumstances in favour of the proposal that are substantial and which clearly outweigh any harm identified,” he said.

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