CONCERNED villagers have met to discuss an application to fill in a quarry.
More than 40 Gwernymynydd residents attended a public meeting to discuss worries over dust and traffic movements surrounding the ongoing Cambrian Quarry planning application.
Ash Group Ltd, formerly Alan’s Skip Hire, is seeking permission to fill the quarry over time with inert materials such as soil, clay, stones and brick.
The company also wants to carry out recycling processes on the site but villagers say the proposed works could create noise and dust issues as well as an increase in traffic movement on the A494 Glyndwr Road junction.
Gwernymynydd Community Council chairman Marjorie Thompson said: “There are many issues which the community council has tried to address such as the potential for excessive dust, the proposed working hours at the site, disturbance to wildlife including the resident bat population, as well as the issue of noise from crusher machines.
“Then of course we have to look at the huge increase in traffic.
“Community councillors believe further lorry traffic through the village is simply not acceptable and there has not been a proper traffic assessment completed.”
Resident Chris Bradshaw, described the potential traffic issues as “ludicrous” and the community council is backing residents in their bid to see the application refused.
Company executives have met villagers to discuss their concerns, including taking them on a tour of the site.
Flintshire has a need for facilities of this type.
“If new homes are going to be built in Flintshire, then the displaced materials will need to be put somewhere.
“One of the directors has taken some villagers on a tour of the site and we have tried to address any concerns and submitted all of our mitigating factors and relevant surveys to Flintshire Council as part of our application.
“Any factors raising objections have been reassessed and resubmitted.”