I know some constituents have recently been worried about Knutton Quarry. There has been speculation as to whether Red Industries owned it, or whether it might be turned into another landfill.
I am very grateful to Ibstock Brick - Official for responding to a recent letter I sent them outlining the community concerns, and for subsequently issuing the attached statement.
I am glad to confirm that Ibstock Brick are the owners of the quarry, there is no link between Ibstock Brick and Red Industries, they are adhering to environmental requirements and they are ensuring that they leave an improved environmental and sustainable legacy for the local community.
To quote directly from their statement: "The planning permission does not permit the importation of waste and our long-term restoration objectives are to restore the site to mixed deciduous woodland and a lake, purposefully designed to utilise materials in the quarry, which will not require the importation of inert fill / waste material."