Being a good neighbour and responding quickly to complaints or comments has paid off recently for a planning application for Halkyn Quarry. A neighbour, who was previously against the application to increase the quarries output, spoke at the planning committee and withdrew their objection because CEMEX had responded positively to their complaints and accommodated neighbours concerns within the application.
He said that he considered CEMEX to be a good neighbour as the company had acknowledged the concerns and amended the application with these in mind. He was also thankful that the quarry management act upon complaints or comments from residents.
Mike Ripley, NW Operations Manager, commented: “Thanks to all who were involved in securing the application – there was the potential risk that the application may have been refused. Particular thanks go to Shaun Denny who has worked very hard on this application the management of Halkyn Quarry, who have proved that by managing a site well and responding to residents concerns in a timely manner their efforts are rewarded and members of the public do appreciate their efforts. Last but not least thanks to Ian Southcott who has worked behind the scenes liaising with residents and for making a verbal statement at the first committee meeting. I am not sure if he was disappointed at not having to perform in front of the committee for a second time yesterday. Well done Team!”