Chatsworth propose to re-open Peak District Quarry for ongoing House restorations.
By Lynn_Shepherd | Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 21:00
Chatsworth House Trust are proposing the re-opening of Burnt Wood Quarry for six weeks every year to 2028 and have invited local residents and members of the public to a drop-in session to view and discuss the plans.
Chatsworth House Trustees are proposing to re-open Burnt Wood Quarry, between Beeley and Rowsley, to provide stone towards the ongoing restoration of the Grade 1 listed building.
In a letter to local residents, Will Kemp, Planning and Development Manager for Chatsworth, says:
"I am writing to inform you that Chatsworth House Trust will be holding an informal "drop-in" session on the above proposal at Beeley Village at 2-8pm on 19th July"
"By way of context, we are looking to re-open Burnt Wood Quarry for six weeks each year to 2028 in order to provide stone for the restoration of Chatsworth House, a Grade 1 listed building. As such we have liaised with the Peak District National Park as the minerals planning authority and are undertaking an Environmental Impact assessment (EIA) of the development in order to ensure the development does not harm the amenity of residents and wildlife alike."
"We therefore want local residents and others to have the opportunity to see the draft proposal and discuss any related issues before we submit a planning application. Relevant site plans will be on display in Beeley Village Hall from 2-8pm, Thursday 19th July; I will also be on hand to answer any questions, if any."
Burnt Wood quarry historically provided high quality gritstone used extensively in the building of Manchester and is situated off the B6012 between the villages of Beeley and Rowsley, near to the southern entrance to the Peak District National Park.