Briggens Farm Quarry Proposal

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council has commissioned an independent report into the proposed quarry at Briggens Farm Estate. In the view of the Parish Council it was important to have an independent view on the proposal from a subject matter specialist who has no links to the proposal. The Parish Council commissioned the well regarded  firm Strutt & Parker (part of the global BNP Paribas Group) to conduct a review.
The review focused on the “soundness of the plan, having regard to whether the plan is positively prepared, justified, effective and in accordance with national planning policy”.
In their report, Strutt & Parker conclude that “the allocation of this site is not ‘sound’ in
planning terms and it is not justified, effective or consistent with national policy”.
We would like to make the full report available to all and therefore you can read it by clicking the following link :
Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council’s position is one of opposition to the proposed quarry. This report backs up our concerns. It will be used as part of official representations to oppose the quarry. We felt it appropriate to share with the community should any community members wish to reference it.