AN existing quarry on the outskirts of Haverfordwest will be extended over the next 30 years extracting around 20,000 tonnes of mudstone and shale a year.
The quarry at Slade Hall, Haven Road, is between Haverfordwest and Pelcomb Bridge and is surrounded by agricultural fields, with a band of scrub and woodland adjacent on its western boundary.
Pembrokeshire County Council’s planning committee approved the extension of 3.2 hectares with a list of 20 conditions to limit noise, dust and working hours.
The output will be restricted to 20,000 tonnes a year and a restoration plan is in place.
A planning report states: “Access to the site would continue via the existing haul road and access. There would be no change in site operating hours and the output of the site would remain at 20,000 tonnes per year, as is currently the case. The proposal would also involve the installation of a weighbridge (within the current quarry void) and a weighbridge office.”
The extension will being the area of excavation closer to properties to the north, including a mix of residential properties, the Kingdom Hall, a pub and a campsite, the committee heard on December 10.
There was one objection received relating to increase noise, the need for more screening and excess mud on the road, which planning officers state have been mitigated by the approval conditions.