§ Mr. Farr
I rise to present a Petition on behalf of my constituents in the village of Sapcote, in Leicestershire, which has been signed by more than 800 of the approximately 1,000 adult residents. These petitioners are distressed because an old quarry at Calver Hill adjacent to the village has recently, after a number of years in which many houses have been built, been reopened. A public footpath has been blocked and the village threatened by noise, dirt and danger and general destruction of the peaceful community life.And, as in duty bound, your Petitioners will ever pray.
The CLERK OF THE HOUSE (Sir BARNETT COCKS) read the Petition to the House as follows:
To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled.
The Humble Petition of residents of Sapcote in the County of Leicester,
That the opening of the granite quarry on Calver Hill has imposed on the said village a danger from blasting and heavy vehicles, as well as the nuisance of noise, dust and vibration. That, in consequence, there has been a general lowering of the village status.
Wherefore your Petitioners pray that planning permission for the said quarry be rescinded forthwith.
And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.