Brett Aggregates are planning to build a 120 acre quarry next to the Country Park Estate and the country lanes that surround Upminster. The new site will be located at Rainham Lodge Farm on Berwick Pond Lane and will see up to 96 heavy vehicles transport up to 150,000 tonnes of sand and gravel a year for the next 20 years. Operating from 7am for 6 days a week, the site will be very active near our green spaces.
We are concerned that this may:
- Increase particulate pollution, an important health issue.
- Create dust and dirt on local cars and washing, as the wind is often to Upminster.
- Lead to up to 96 heavy lorries moving the output along small roads from 7am each day, to Launders Lane for processing. This risks further congestion and road accidents.
- Impact our local wildlife.
- Create significant noise for local residents, many of whom are only hundreds of yards from the proposed excavation site.
Dominic Swan, the local Conservative Chairman, and Ed Green, the Deputy Chairman attended a public meeting at Suttons School where these issues were discussed. Our local MP, Julia Lopez is also collating residents’ concerns to present to the company at a meeting she arranged, and will request further detail on the plan.