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Quarry extension plans approved

Les Vardes Quarry
Environment bosses wants to use the quarry as a reservoir after 2030

Proposals to extend the use of a quarry in Guernsey have been given the go-ahead by a planning inspector.

The plans are to allow stone to continue to be dug out from Les Vardes Quarry until 2030.

However, in order for this to happen, the island's Rural Area Plan needs to be changed. The States will have the final say at next month's meeting.

After 2030, the Environment Department hopes to be able to use the area for water storage.

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