Save Sett Valley Group to kick up a stink

A CAMPAIGN group is to be relaunched following a summer of ongoing problems for residents across Birch Vale, Hayfield and New Mills – caused by persistent smells from the Arden Quarry landfill site at Birch Vale.

The Save Sett Valley Group (SSVG) is now back up and running and will be holding a stall at this weekend’s Hayfield Sheepdog Trials – where they hope to recruit fresh supporters for their fight.

The group is not only committed to tackling the current and long-term issues arising from the Arden Quarry landfill, but it is also opposing plans by the operators of the Quarry to obtain planning permission for a waste composting plant at the adjoining Birch Vale Quarry.

At the Sheepdog Trials, SSVG will be giving out advice and information to individual residents about how they can make they complain about any problems they have with the smells and also how they can make their views known on the new planning application by Caseys which is due to soon be voted on by Derbyshire County Council Planning Committee.

If approved, the fear is that the new composting plant, would seriously add to the already appalling smells.