Lomond Quarry review report published

Archived news: published on Monday 22 Jul 2013 by Fife Council

The independent review report into Lomond Quarry has now been completed and is available on FifeDirect.

Council Leader Alex Rowley said: “This report is to be welcomed. It is a thorough independent analysis of the operation and the impact the Quarry is having on the local community.

“It confirms there has been an impact on a number of residents and everything possible must be done to address this now.

“In particular, there is no doubt noise and vibration levels have caused distress, and whilst the report confirms the quarry is operating in line with planning consent and approved plans for managing noise, dust and vibration, there are specific recommendations that the current monitoring procedures should be reviewed. I agree.

 Cllr Rowley added: “It’s important we work on the next steps as soon as possible.

“The report will be going to the Executive next month and councillors will be asked to agree all the report recommendations and develop aresponse action plan in partnership with Skene and the community Liaison Group, ensuring the recommendations are being taken forward within 3 months.

“I called for this independent report to ensure the difficulties facing local people were fully acknowledged, and to get further advice on what steps could be taken to improve things.

“I will, between now and the report going to the Executive, meet with local groups, the MP and MSP to hear first-hand their thoughts on the report.

“This report offers a new starting point and the only way forward is for the council and Skene to work in partnership with the local community. No improvements will be made without that.”

 The report is attached to the bottom of this news story.

For more information contact

Jim Birrell, Senior Manager (Planning) 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 22 88 Contact Jim Birrell online
By Post: Fife Council, Kingdom House, Kingdom Avenue, Glenrothes, KY7 5LY

Cllr. Alex Rowley, Councillor 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 22 01 Contact Alex Rowley online
By Post: Fife Council,
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