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Unanimous approval for Dalhousie extensions

Upper Dalhousie Quarry

Planning consent secures further extraction and an extension for Tillicoultry Quarries’ Upper Dalhousie Quarry

PLANNING permission has been granted for two consents for extensions to Tillicoultry Quarries’ existing Upper Dalhousie sand quarry, near Bonnyrigg, in Midlothian, Scotland.

The consents, which allow for deeper extraction in the currently worked area of the quarry and for the extension of the site once that deeper extraction is completed, will provide an additional 300,000 tonnes of sand from the existing extraction area and 1.6 million tonnes from the extension.


Extraction operations will be completed by 2035 and progressive restoration work will be completed the year after.

The proposals were subject to extensive community consultation and environmental impact assessments undertaken by Wardell Armstrong. There were no public objections to the proposals, which were unanimously approved by the planning committee.

Wallace Menzies, managing director of Tillicoultry Quarries, said: ‘This is an excellent result for Tillicoultry Quarries as a business. It provides certainty of supply for us and for the industries and customers we serve.

‘We are particularly pleased that the residents acknowledge that we operate without impacting on the community – this continues to be a priority for us as a business.’


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