Struan quarry plans lodged with council

A planning application for a sand a gravel quarry at Struan has been lodged with Angus Council (writes Shona Beaton).

The application is for 35 years of sand a gravel extraction with a further year for the complete restoration of the landscape on land south-east of the Edzell Wood plantation on the Dalhousie Estate.

During this time about three million tonnes of sand and gravel would be extracted with 80,000 tonnes of sand and gravel being extracted per annum.

The proposed site would be 90.7 hectares, of which 63 hectares would be for extraction, with the site being split in two because of the location of a gas pipe through the proposed land.

It is proposed that no more than 10% of the land would be worked at any one time and the land would be restored once the work was completed.

The site would be in operation 50 weeks a year working a five and a half day week.

Loading work would start at 6.30 am with processing taking place between 8 am and 5.30 pm.

It is proposed that lorries will access the site from the A90 and through Inchbare, with lorries only travelling through Edzell only when required.

The site will be a dry working site with waste water being controlled by SEPA.

A dust management strategy will take into consideration all aspects of processing, extraction and moving of sand and gravel.

The closing date for consultation feed back has been stated as January 6, 2012.

As the next meeting of the Inveresk Community Council, who have raised concerns about the quarry development in the past, is after this closing date they are going to alert Angus Council that they wish to comment on the application, although these comments will come after the January 6 deadline.

If you would like more information about the proposed quarry development visit the Inveresk Community Council’s website

The planning application is available on the Angus Council website.

The next meeting of the Inveresk Community Council will be on Monday, January 9 at 7.30 pm in Inglis Memorial Hall where they will discuss the proposals before submitting their feedback to the council. As always all interested members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting.

If you wish to contact the Inveresk Community Council before this date speak to any community councillor or email