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Longue Hougue quarry ‘vital for water supply, not infill’

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LONGUE HOUGUE quarry is a ‘vital part of the island’s water supply’ that could not be used as an infill site, the States Trading Supervisory Board and Guernsey Water have said in the wake of Vale Douzaine’s comments.

The proposed infill near the current reclamation site as shown in consultant Royal HaskoningDHV's options report.

The Vale senior constable, Richard Leale, has argued that the ‘seemingly redundant’ quarry had good access and was ecologically less important than Belle Greve Bay, the preferred site for dumping inert waste.

The inert waste programme manager, Denice Prestidge, said the site had been ruled out after thorough investigation.

‘The options evaluation was very thorough and considered numerous locations as potential sites for the future management of inert waste,’ she said.

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