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Plan to build homes at former Draughton quarry refused
8:00am Friday 27th September 2013 in News
Outline plans to build two detached family homes on the former Draughton quarry have been refused – although councillors agreed it was a suitable site for housing.
Councillors at Monday’s planning committee meeting of Craven District Council largely agreed that the site behind Draughton House could be built on, but turned down the application because of the lack of suitable contamination and stability reports.
During a lengthy debate, councillors were told that there may be contamination issues at the former quarry and it was necessary for the risk to be assessed before planning permission for development could take place.
In addition, the proposals included development on areas of “spoil” and would mean engineering operations to reduce ground levels for one of the houses by two metres.