Oaken Wood Quarry Plan Approved by KCC

Planning permission to extend a quarry in ancient woodland near Kent has been approved by county councillors.

Kent County Council's planning committee agreed by 10 votes to six in favour of allowing 14% of Oaken Wood, near Maidstone, to be quarried.

Stone quarrying company Gallagher Aggregates wants to dig Kentish ragstone from the wood at Barming.

The decision will now have to be referred for confirmation by the Secretary of State.

via www.bbc.co.uk