Blaydon Quarry transfer request rejected, enforcement notice issued

The EA has ruled that owners Octagon Green Solutions Ltd will retain responsibility for Blaydon Quarry landfill, which remains a problem site

Blaydon quarry. Photograph: Andrew Curtis/
Photograph: Andrew Curtis/

The Environment Agency (EA) has rejected an application to transfer the environmental permit for Blaydon Quarry landfill, near Newcastle upon Tyne, to a different operator.

In a decision published on 7 February, the regulator said it did not have confidence that permit compliance could be achieved if owner, Octagon Green Solutions Ltd, were allowed to transfer ownership of the site.

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