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Long Term Development of Cursiter Quarry in Firth

This consultation is now closed

The Council is due to submit a planning application for the long-term development of Cursiter Quarry in Firth. As part of a three-phased expansion plan the quarry will increase in size over the next three decades expanding into the neighbouring fields. The planning application will be submitted in Spring 2019 with the application process being handled by consultants AECOM. The planning application also covers landscaping and future restoration of the site.

Following a public drop in session earlier this month (January 2019), we’re providing further opportunities for people to see the proposals and provide their feedback to inform the design process.

Persons wishing to provide comments on the proposed development can do so by writing to AECOM at; or by post to Fraser Blackwood, APEX 2, 97 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HD by 15 February 2019.

Note at this stage comments made to AECOM are for the purposes of assisting with the scheme design and EIA process and as such are not representations to the Planning Authority. When the planning application is submitted, an opportunity will be given for representations to be made to the Planning Authority.

Each phase of the development is described below. Full plans are available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. We have also provided a Frequently Asked Questions document which is also available from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. Please note these are preliminary drawings for consultation purposes only and are subject to change prior to submission of the planning application.

The descriptions of each phase below are also indicative only of the current thinking at this time, and similarly may be subject to change prior to submission for planning.

Phase 1 Overview (Indicative)

Phase 2 Overview (Indicative)

Phase 3 Overview (Indicative)

Phase 4 Overview

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