Swanworth Quarry – extension and increased landfill

Mineral Extraction & Landfill Waste – latest update

The 35-acre proposed extension of Swanworth Quarry consultation period continues. Local comments are still needed.

If no comments are received, they will presume we are all happy with this quarry extension and increased Waste Landfill.

Important Changes

The site remains the same size but now includes a “possible tunnel” over The Purbeck Way?

It now extends further North into the field adjacent to the B3069, where it will be fully visible to the local community.

Now includes increased Waste Landfill of the present site up to 400,000 tonnes: this will be transported through Corfe Castle and up Kingston Hill.

If approved the new site would give rise to additional traffic through the Parish for an extended period.

This AONB site (one of only 33 in the country) will be compromised for a finite aggregate resource.

Dates for your diary

11 July – 7pm at Corfe Town Hall. Corfe Castle Parish Council Meeting with Trevor Badley – the Principal Planning Officer of DCC, will discuss these proposals and answer questions.

21 July – all comments and objections to be sent to DCC.

There are three ways to do this:


The plans will go to the Minister of State in Spring 2017.

Residents of Kingston

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