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The Thornborough Henges


Fight to stop quarry growth plans

From BBCi, 3 June 2004
Conservationists have vowed to fight plans to extend quarrying near one of Britain's most important archaeological areas.

Nosterfield sand and gravel quarry near Ripon is close to the Neolithic and Bronze Age site of Thornborough Henges.

John Lowry, chairman of the Friends of Thornborough Henges, believes there can be no compromise over its future.

But quarry owners Tarmac Northern says the site faces closure if the extension does not receive the go-ahead.

Tarmac Northern employs 15 full-time people and the proposal will guarantee the quarry's future for another four years. Continues
Jane Posted by Jane
3rd June 2004ce

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