Saturday, February 23, 2008

Meeting about Quarry Application Sunday 24 Feb 2008 10.45 am

Dear All
I'm writing to let you know about a meeting I have just found out about. I'm sorry if you receive this too late to attend, but I'm hoping some of you may be able to go.The meeting is to be held at the old washery (concrete pork pie !), on the old road between Crumlin and Pontypool (just off the A472). Don Touhig, MP for Islwyn will be there, so we need to have as many people there as possible. This meeting point will be very close to where the 100 lorries a day would meet this already congested road.
You may remember that Torfaen asked Peakman, the developer, for a lot more information back in December 2006, based on an independent aggregate consultant's report they commissioned which questioned the quality of the stone, and therefore the financial soundness of the stated intention to quarry. Well Peakman have finally submitted this information and the results of the 100 tonne rock sample they took last year back to Torfaen. This means that they are obviously pushing on with their application, so we need to step up the campaign again.

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