Community, Council

Gravel plans withdrawn

Resident Richard Peterson was one of many who opposed the plan. Photo: Chloe Ranford/LDR.

Plans to extract gravel from a Wairau Valley riverbed have been withdrawn.

Marlborough Ready Mix Limited lodged a resource consent earlier this year with Marlborough District Council, asking to use a village lane to access a river site for four to six weeks each year.

Thirty-one residents opposed the resource consent, concerned the works could be a safety risk, prevent river access, generate noise and dust, and damage the environment.

The company had hoped to use Church Lane to extract up to 20,000 cubic metres of aggregate a year from “gravel island beaches” along the Wairau River.

A council spokesman confirmed the application had been withdrawn by the company.

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