30 Jun '16, 12pm

#Cornwall is fighting the development of a 'Super Quarry' in its Marine #Conservation Zone:

Shire Oak says that the quarry could generate between £140m and £190m for the Cornish economy, but the Community Against Dean Super Quarry (CADS) group say the proposed 'super quarry' is a threat to the environment and local businesses. On the UK's wild and beautiful southern tip, a rebellion is growing. People on Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula have been fighting the reopening and expansion of Dean Quarry which was mothballed in 2008. Shire Oak Quarries Ltd wants to extract 6.3 million tonnes of high density gabbro rock, over two decades, to supply a tidal lagoon proposed for Swansea Bay, as well as similar future developments. These could, in turn, boost the UK's renewable energy supply and energy security. Shire Oak says that the quarry could generate between £140m and £190m for the Cornish economy, but the Community Against Dean Super Quarry (CADS) group say the proposed '...

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