Bowscar Quarry, Penrith

Stephenson Halliday has secured planning permission for an extension to a building on site and discharged a condition relating to drainage at Bowscar Quarry.

Stephenson Halliday has been working with the client, Cumbria Quarrying Services, to secure planning permission in January 2016 for lateral extensions to the quarry, existing plant and machinery and a new building and weighbridge. A condition was imposed that required drainage detail to be submitted prior to construction of the permitted building to ensure the surface water system was in accordance with the Non-statutory Technical Standards for Sustainable Drainage Systems (March 2015).

The sandstone quarry required a further planning application to regularise an extension to a building that had previously been granted planning permission. To expedite the planning process for the client, the application included information to address the requirements of a drainage condition on the original permission.

Stephenson Halliday calculated soil infiltration rates using results from percolation testing carried out on site in accordance with relevant guidance. We worked closely with Cumbria County Council to ensure the appropriate information was provided.

The planning application was approved and the condition discharged by Cumbria County Council last week.

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