Study commissioned into mental and physical impact of Walleys Quarry

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Staffordshire County Council have announced that Arcadis Consulting will conduct a wide-ranging study into the impact that Walleys Quarry landfill has on the mental and physical well-being of local communities. 

In the coming weeks, Arcadis Consulting will interview residents at schools, businesses, and community groups about how Walleys Quarry impacts their lives. The study seeks to highlight how much the landfill’s emissions impact the daily lives of the residents of Silverdale and surrounding areas. 

Arcadis Consulting will also investigate direct links between the quarry and children’s education, the local economy, the value of property, and health and safety. Findings will be published later in 2024. 

This research was commissioned by several public bodies, including   Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council the Environment Agency, and the UK Health Security Agency. 

Walleys Quarry, located in Newcastle-under-Lyme, has received a high volume of complaints from local residents since 2020. Most of the complaints made are related to the odours produced by the landfill. 

In January of this year, the Environment Agency expressed concerns about the safety of the landfill. In April, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council expressed intent to pursue legal action against Walleys Quarry because the company were failing to control their emissions effectively. 

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