Company is hoping for go-ahead

PUBLISHED: 12:20 10 February 2006 | UPDATED: 21:40 28 May 2010

NETWORK Rail is seeking permission to install a mobile stone crusher so it can sell hard core of all different sizes to builders from its depot at Hundred Road, March. A county council spokesman said: Currently Network Rail digs up old railway ballast fr

NETWORK Rail is seeking permission to install a mobile stone crusher so it can sell hard core of all different sizes to builders from its depot at Hundred Road, March.

A county council spokesman said: "Currently Network Rail digs up old railway ballast from the re-laying of tracks and recycles it by selling it on as hard core to building firms.

"But it says it can only offer one size of hard core at the moment, so it wants to use the mobile crusher to create different sizes which it thinks will be more saleable."

The spokesman stressed the application was for use of the crusher for 150 working days a year, from 9am-5pm, in the waste ballast storage area which he said was well away from houses.

The application has been recommended for approval by Cambridgeshire County Council's planning officers as it is seen as a recycling initiative.

The matter is due to be decided at the county's development control meeting on May 15 at 10.30am at Shire Hall, Cambridge.

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