Useful Information regarding Walley’s Quarry

To find out the latest news from Red Industries (the operators of the site):

COMMENCEMENT OF FULL OPERATIONS (COPY OF EMAIL SENT TO LIAISON CTTEE MEMBERS)
From:
Enquiries@walleysquarry.co.uk <enquiries@walleysquarry.co.uk>
Sent: 07 May 2021 16:45
Subject: Walleys quarry update

Good afternoon,

We can confirm that Walleys Quarry Limited will commence full operations from 10 May.  This has been planned in full consultation with the Environment Agency.  We appreciate the need to clearly communicate factual information regarding the facility to local stakeholders.  Such information can be found at https://walleysquarry.co.uk/ and includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section for ease of reference.

Kind Regards

 

Please regularly check the RED Industries website where all info regarding the Liaison Committee meetings, agendas, minutes etc are maintained.  If you have any items to raise, please contact Henryk Adamczuk or Jake Wu (Parish Council reps) in advance of the next meeting of the Liaison Committee.  Contact details can be found here :  Who we are

Walleys Landfill Community Information

The below information is not yet available on the Red Industries Website as above – so it has been posted here – once it is uploaded it will be removed.  Please note these are draft minutes, which will need to be approved at their next meeting.

Please click here to view the Liaison meeting minutes draft 22.4.21 PDF
Please click here to see the Red update April 21 provided to the Liaison Committee

 

Statement issued 6th April 2021 – In agreement with the regulator, we will recommence accepting some general wastes into the Walleys facility from tomorrow to complete the profile of the cell 1 area. This is an essential part of the capping works to complete the landform and does not constitute a return to full operation which as agreed with the Environment Agency will not be before the permanent capping works to this area are complete.

The local community may see vehicles with waste arriving at the facility from tomorrow and considered it prudent to inform you all in the first instance so you can share the information accordingly and advise accordingly should you be approached for comment.

Red Industries Group
e enquiries@redindustries.co.uk
Head office: Borough House, Berkeley Court, Borough Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1TT
w www.redindustries.co.uk

Copy of Emails sent to Liaison Cttee members :

From: Enquiries <enquiries@redindustries.co.uk>
Sent: 06 April 2021 17:40
Subject: Walleys quarry

Good evening,

In agreement with the regulator, we will recommence accepting some general wastes into the Walleys facility from tomorrow to complete the profile of the cell 1 area. This is an essential part of the capping works to complete the landform and does not constitute a return to full operation which as agreed with the Environment Agency will not be before the permanent capping works to this area are complete.

The local community may see vehicles with waste arriving at the facility from tomorrow and considered it prudent to inform you all in the first instance so you can share the information accordingly and advise accordingly should you be approached for comment.

Please can you share this information through the appropriate channels available to your organisation.

Kind Regards

Red Industries Group 

From: Enquiries <enquiries@redindustries.co.uk>
Sent: 16 February 2021 20:01
Subject: Walleys drilling

Good Evening All,

My apologies, I inadvertently despatched the morning team summary in an earlier email rather than the more fulsome briefing I now attach below,

We are pleased to confirm that a further program of gas well infrastructure drilling has commenced at the Walleys facility during w/c 16.02.21.  The works have been fully CQA (construction quality assurance) assessed and approved by the regulator.  In total there will be some 10 additional gas wells installed at the facility to expand the already significant infrastructure used to capture gas and convey it to the Gas Utilisation Plant to produce electricity.  We anticipate that the drilling program will take around two weeks to complete.

The current drilling represents a continuation of investment in the gas management infrastructure at the Walleys facility.  As areas are filled with waste materials gas infrastructure is installed in the designated area to ensure effective gas management and maximise the utilisation of this material for generation of electricity via the onsite gas engines.  Just to ensure that residents appreciate what a drilling rig looks like, please see the stock picture attached.

We would be grateful if you could share this information accordingly to ensure effective communication with the local community.

Many thanks

Red Industries Group 

Red Industries Group – Contact info:

e enquiries@redindustries.co.uk  Head office: Borough House, Berkeley Court, Borough Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1TT w www.redindustries.co.uk

From: Enquiries <enquiries@redindustries.co.uk>
Sent: 16 February 2021 17:55
Subject: Walleys drilling

Good afternoon,

We have an update on drilling works that will take place at Walleys over the coming weeks. The anticipated start date is 16/02/2020. It is proposed to install approximately 10 additional gas wells on site.

Kind Regards

Red Industries Group 

To find out the latest news from Environment Agency (the regulators of the site):

Click here to view https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/west-midlands/walleys-quarry-landfill-sliverdale/

Contact the West Midlands Customers and Engagement Team at the Environment Agency by sending an email to: engagement_westmids@environment-agency.gov.uk if you wish to receive direct updates as soon as they are sent.

To find out the latest from the Resident Action Group “Stop the Stink”:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/StinkStopthe

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/stopthestink

Report your concerns to:

Newcastle Borough Council Environmental Health Team  Click Here here to access the form or by ringing 01782 717717

Environment Agency

The Environment Agency regulates the two environmental permits held by the Red Industries RM Limited (“the operator”) for Walleys Quarry landfill.  Our regulation includes reviews of monitoring data and site visits, both announced and unannounced.

Should you have concerns with regards to odour outside of the site boundaries, pests or any other pollution matters relating to the sites please call our free 24 hour incident hotline on 0800 80 70 60

Staffordshire County Council

The County Council is responsible for determining planning applications for the sites.  We are consulted by the Council on planning applications. If you have any planning permission questions please contact:  regulation@Staffordshire.gov.uk

 

Watch the Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council Scrutiny Review Working Party meetings by clicking the below links.  If you require a transcript of both please contact Denise French at  Newcastle Borough Council on 01782 742211 or  Click here to view Newcastle Borough Council Scrutiny Committee pages

 

Please click here to view the Walleys Quarry Landfill Scrutiny Meeting 12th August 2020 Power Point presentation (PPTX)

Please click here to view the Walleys-Landfill-Settlement leaflet showing during and after views of the site (PDF)

Please click here to view the Scrutiny Review Working Party 25th November 2020 Power Point presentation (PPTX)

 

Documentary on BBC 4 “The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History”

Watch a useful documentary on BBC 4 –  Click Here to view the BBC 4 documentary