Plans for a quarry development at Straun, Edzell look set to be submitted within the next month.
The Struan Quarry Development, currently in the pre-application stage, would be for a sand and gravel quarry on land south east of the Edzell Wood plantation on the Dalhousie Estate.
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.
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.
The site is expected to last at least 30 years, with about three million tonnes of sand and gravel being extracted during that time. 80,000 tonnes of sand and gravel will be extracted per annum.
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.
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.
There will be a dust management strategy which will take into consideration all aspects of processing, extraction and moving of sand and gravel.
Environmental consultants Dalgleish Associates expect the application will be ready for submission by the end of September.
If you would like more information about the proposed quarry development visit the Inveresk Community Council’s website invereskcommunitycouncil.wordpress.com/newpage1/