Banavie Quarry Liaison Group

Buidheann Ceangal Cuaraidh Bhanbhaidh

About the quarry liaison group

Banavie Quarry is operated by Breedon Aggregates. Planning permission for continued operations at Banavie Quarry was granted in April 2004 subject to the establishment of a liaison group to address issues associated with the impact of quarry operations on the local community.

The liaison group is chaired by the company area director and includes three nominated near-neighbours, a representative of the Kilmallie community council, the local planning officer, the local area roads engineer, the company production manager and the local Councillor. The group meets 3-4 times per year. Discussions include planning condition compliance, reviewing quarry developments, future workload, environmental matters, received complaints and actions taken.

What sort of issues are addressed?

An ongoing issue has been road safety on the quarry access road and the group has agreed a code of practice for HGV drivers and continues to monitor the situation. All complaints from local residents regarding noise or dust are also discussed by the group. The group has also addressed issues with lighting and notification to neighbours of blasting.

If you have concerns

If you have any concerns related to the operation of the quarry please contact a member of the group. If you are experiencing higher than usual noise levels or dust then please also contact the quarry as soon as possible so that the problem can be investigated.

Members of the liaison group

The current members of the group are:-

Bob Gordon –Support Services Director, Breedon Aggregates (Chair of the Liaison Committee)

Neil Forbes – Regional Director, Breedon Aggregates

Colin Morison – Regional Production Manager, Breedon Aggregates

Andy Sutherland – Area Quarry Manager, Breedon Aggregates

Ronnie Maclean – Resident

Gerald McIntyre – Resident

Russell Leaper – Resident/Kilmallie Community Council

Councillor Bill Clark

Susan Poole – Highland Council, Planning Department

Mark Crowe – Highland Council, TEC Services

Minutes of meetings

Pdfs of the minutes of the meetings can be viewed by clicking on the links to the right.   We are missing some from our archive:  if you have a digital copy of any of the missing ones, we’d be very grateful if you could email it to us, or send us a photocopy if you only have it on paper.   Many thanks.


minutes of meetings

20 October 2015
(pdf 209KB)

11 March 2014
(pdf 205KB)

17 September 2013
(pdf 105KB)

10 January 2012
(pdf 114KB)

06 September 2011
(pdf 116KB)

19 April 2011 
(pdf 189kb)

01 February 2011 
(pdf 189kb)

17 September 2010 
(pdf 189kb)

09 June 2009
(pdf 189kb)

07 April 2009
(pdf 189kb)

02 December 2008 
(pdf 189kb)

02 September 2008 
(pdf 189kb)

07 May 2008
(pdf 189kb)

03 July 2007
(pdf 189kb)

20 March 2007 
(pdf 189kb)

11 October 2005
(pdf 189kb)

04 Augusr 2005 
(pdf 189kb)

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