This is a cross-post from Redbridge Eye. The "feedback form" it refers to is THE most user unfriendly document I have EVER seen!
Were you aware that "the Council is committed" to providing HALF-A-MILLION TONS of aggregates (gravel and ballast) , shared with Havering? Most of the proposed areas for additional mineral extraction are to the north of Forest Road (private sports grounds). Area 3 and 4 Councillors are on the case. There is a consultation exercise and you can support or reject the proposals (or state 'No Preference') by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 26th 2010.
This 'commitment' appears as a "Borough-Wide Primary Policy" in a Development Plan Document of May 2008.
This appears to follow on from a London Aggregates Working Party (LAWP) report that refers (para. 4.9) to a report on Redbridge (LAWP09/03) , which I am unable to locate on the Internet.
As most of the Club Groundsmen working on the north side of Forest Road well know, this area contains poor quality GRIT at a depth of 4 to 6 inches. Most grit nowadays is supplied from rock-crushing plants.
The document that is essential to the Consultation is currently unavailable on-line!
You can send your responses by email: email@example.com or using the Council’s freepost address at:
Minerals Development Plan:
Issues and Options,
Development Plan Document
London Borough of Redbridge
Ilford IG1 1DD