The site and length of extraction would have been longer, but there is a gas main which runs across the field and that has stopped them working as close to Rayne as they had planned....silver linings!
The planning application still has the restoration clause. Which, if they follow the ECC planning consent, means it has to be returned to a natural state. I don’t know if this can be over ruled by the GCs. But if it does remain that means that Rayne will have a natural buffer to the WoB. Plus who would want to build on land that has been excavated down to 16 meters?
But of course that means it will push the housing density towards Saling and Stebbing. (I’m only surmising here, but a good train of thought?!)
Once the documents are public I will share. Although the the original planning appication should be able to be viewed.
Chair - Rayne Parish Council