Advantages and Disadvantages of Quarrying

The pros and cons of quarrying in the form of letters to a quarry office which is slightly weird but it was my homework and is still a good summary! :) Can also be used for Geography.

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Mrs Margaret Stonington Ashbourne
240, Aspin Way, 12/09/10
Tonbridge,
Ashbourne,
DE45 7RF
To,
The Macmillan Quarry Office
Bayside,
Tonbridge,
Ashbourne,
DE72 1WM
Re: The Enlargement of Macmillan Quarry
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am enquiring about the proposed plans to enlarge the Macmillan Quarry. I am not in favour
with this plan as the quarry causes many disadvantages to the nearby villages as it is. If the
quarry is doubled in size, the problems will then double as well. I am an old woman who
wished to spend the last part of my life in the quiet, peaceful countryside, but this same
peaceful countryside is being ruined by the amount of noise and pollution created by the
quarry. The landscape of the Peak District is being destroyed and the amount of noise
created by the blasts and sirens are destroying the peacefulness. Although you could argue
that the enlargement of the quarry will create more jobs, a substantially larger amount of jobs
will be lost by those who work in tourism industry as tourists would be put off by the quarry.
The lorries travelling to and from the quarry are also causing problems. Firstly, more land is
being destroyed to make way for larger roads for the lorries to travel along. If the quarry is
enlarged, then more roads will have to be laid so that the lorries can travel to and from the
quarry as quickly as possible. Secondly, the lorries are leaving lots of dust behind on their
journey, even though they are washed and have sheets to cover the limestone. This dust is
not only damaging the scenery but has also proved to be hazardous to the villagers
especially asthma patients. If the quarry is doubled, this could be lifethreatening to many
villagers. Thirdly, the amount of traffic that is produced is a disadvantage to those who have
to travel to nearby cities to work as they have to now wake up even earlier to avoid traffic.
Also with so much traffic how will emergency vehicles such as ambulances be able to
perform their duty to save lives. Finally, the pollution that is created from these lorries is
extremely harmful to the environment. The rest of the nation is trying hard to cut down on
fossil fuel to save our planet and our efforts are undermined by the amount of fossil fuel your
vehicles are using. I please ask you not to go ahead with your proposed plans and to think
about the disadvantages it is causing for the villages and towns nearby.
Yours Sincerely,
Margaret Stonington
Mrs Helena Wood Ashbourne

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Park Avenue, 12/09/10
Tonbridge,
Ashbourne,
DE45 8QT
To,
The Macmillan Quarry Office
Bayside,
Tonbridge,
Ashbourne,
DE72 1WM
Re: The Enlargement of Macmillan Quarry
Dear Sir/Madam,
I am enquiring about the proposed plans to enlarge the Macmillan Quarry. I am very much
in favour of this plan as the quarry has many advantages to my village and many others
nearby. The nation is only just recovering from this economic recession and still many people
are unemployed.…read more

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