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Anti-quarry appeal boost.

A HIGH-profile campaign to stop new quarries springing up in Staffordshire is celebrating moving a step in the right direction.

Staffordshire County Council and hundreds of residents have been protesting for six months against high rates of gravel and sand extraction proposed for the area.

Now their bid for a fairer deal could reap rewards after West Midlands Regional Assembly agreed to a proposed cut in the county's quota of ten per cent which will be tabled at a meeting next Wednesday.

It would mean Staffordshire providing just over half the region's total figure rather than almost two thirds.
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Date:Mar 11, 2010
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