North East Wales

Legal fight to curtail tipping at Hafod Quarry, Wrexham

Hafod Quarry, Wrexham
Image caption Landfill operations began at the Hafod Quarry site five years ago

Environmental campaigners are going to the High Court in a bid to stop rubbish dumping at a Wrexham quarry.

Hafod Environmental Group hopes to overturn a change in planning consent allowing tipping at Hafod Quarry in Johnstown for a further 35 years.

Members are starting to raise funds to help pay the cost of the hearing at Cardiff on 30 November.

Spokeswoman Pauline Smout said they hoped to reduce the lifespan of the site to around five years.

Landfill operations began at the quarry in 2006.

Members of the Hafod Environmental Group said they were trying to stop tipping in an area of the quarry that they say is larger than the existing landfill site.

The group said it was granted leave to appeal in the High Court last month.

"It's been a long battle and we now have one final opportunity to stop the extension of landfilling at Hafod quarry," said Ms Smout.

"If we are successful in our appeal, the lifespan of the site could be reduced from around 35 years to approximately five years."

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