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Stop the Quarry Campaign

STOP THE QUARRY -Updated 10th February

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Date of Inspection : WEDNESDAY 3RD June 2020 at Warwick Racecourse – 10am


An Inspector Calls!!!

Planning Inspector Stephen Normington will open proceedings at 10 am at Warwick Racecourse on June 3rd. The hearing is expected to last 2 days. All contact regarding the inspection is via the Programme Organiser, Ian Kemp.

For full details of the inspection

The Inspector has responded to our queries with:

“From my reading of the representations to date, the only issue with substantial representations in terms of allocations is the site at Wasperton.  Therefore, I anticipate that this will form the majority of the discussions on that afternoon………However, I anticipate that the individual site discussions will primarily be in respect of Wasperton.

I assume that Mr Steel and colleagues on the Residents Association will be seeking a limited number of participants from the Association to participate in the discussion of the relevant issues with the Council to ensure that we can conduct the hearing in an efficient, productive and effective manner.  However, I place no restriction on the number of persons who wish to observe.”

We therefore need to understand which members of the community wish to speak in order to plan our response at the hearing. If you wish to be involved in this please email asap but no later than 15th March.

Speakers will need to prepare and submit a Hearing Statement by 22nd April but again please co-ordinate through us.

We will arrange ‘observers’ later on but please put 3rd and 4th June in your diary as we need to ensure we have a constant flow of keen and interested observers at the hearing.

WE are feeling Very Positive about the Inspectors remarks to date so what we need now is your help to raise the funds URGENTLY to support this Final Push.

Without you, we can’t save our village.


WE urgently need to raise funds for the Professional expertise (£15,000) to represent us so please do what you can to help.  There will be a leaflet drop / door knocking with envelopes for you to fill with your hard earned cash and dropped at the Village Shop. There are lots of Sand and Gravel envelopes in the Village shop for you to put cash or cheques in (payable to Barford Residents Association) and hand to the volunteers behind the counter.

For those of you who would prefer to do a bank transfer the details are: TSB. Barford Residents Association. Sort Code 77-74-59. Account No. 01404960

Go Fund Me Page: (no commission site)


So please, whether you can help a little or a lot, every donation really helps.


Parliamentary Petition


Was presented on

5th February 2020 by Mat Western

To watch a video of the full presentation click here:



There are currently no common standards on keeping quarries a safe distance from homes and schools, hospitals and care homes.

This can dramatically affect the air quality and health of our communities. Is this the future we want? Join our NATIONAL campaign to standardise a minimum distance for quarrying by signing our petition.

Matt Western has raised the Sand and Gravel issue in the House of Commons 

House of Commons Debate 

(go to 20.41 on the clock)

Extract from Private Eye

Letters from the community to St Johns College

Thank You to all residents who took the time to write to St John’s College highlighting their concerns.

Well…. it worked in that we have received a reply!

St John’s College response

It is disappointing, but not unexpected and we will, of course, be responding imminently.

Next steps for further community involvement will be issued as soon as possible.

We continue to push for information and will update the community via Village Voices and this website as soon as we know more.

Thank you for your continued support.

Sign the Petition

House of Commons Debate on Quarries

Minerals and Waste  Scheme – WCC timescale

Consultation Dates were Wednesday 31st October until Wednesday 12th December 2019

St John’s College

Consultation Information

Barford Today and Tomorrow

Our Committee

How to Contact Us

Ways to Donate

What’s Happened So Far

Where are we Now?

Sand and Gravel History


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