Steel firm to drop Shap quarry plan?

Date: Friday 14th September 2018

TATA Steel plans to withdraw its proposals to deepen and widen part of Hardendale quarry, near Shap, in order to recommence limestone quarrying below the water table.

The company has now issued a consultation document on restoration of the site.

Campaigners against the plan, which they say would have affected natural water supplies to homes and farms in places such as Crosby Ravensworth, are thrilled with the decision.

Full story in Saturday's paper