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    I had a little wander round at the weekend. No time to go in but took some pics from outside. I've just heard that Cemex have applied for permission to use it as a landfill site, 500 lorries a day. not good news.



    Tried to give an idea of the size of the place. It was really windy and there was loose corrugated iron flapping about all the time which made it quite spooky.
    Lots of cement slurry - not good stuff for walking in!

    Settlement tanks are huge 75m diameter. Canal is disused - leads back to Grand Union. Railway is the old Leamington-Daventry line.

    I saw the biggest cat i've ever seen in my life. It was massive! Unfortunately it legged it before i could get a picture. If it had come towards me i might well have run away. I can understand how legends like 'The Beast of Bodmin Moor' come about

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    Great pics BTBM :)

    Shows the scale of the place pretty well me thinks!

    Lb

    P.s. -sounds like the Beast of Bodmin was a bit lost!
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    On second thoughts, perhaps we know the owner of the "beast" ;)

    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

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    Excellent pics, BTBM. As Lb said, it's really neat to be able to see the scale of the place and especially how the buildings sit in relationship to each other.
    Re the application for a landfill site...isn't this an SSSI site? I was reading about quarries and such like, and apparently they are only allowed to operate for an agreed amount of years. Once left to return to nature they usually become awarded SSSI status due to the rare plants, etc, that often grow on these kind of soils. Be interesting to see what happens. :)
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    excellent stuff, see what you mean about titanic(mrsams,pic).
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    Some awesome shots there of an amazing looking site. Funny one of the cat!
    The dust deposits on that window are just mad!:icon_evil

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    Excellent pics, BTBM. As Lb said, it's really neat to be able to see the scale of the place and especially how the buildings sit in relationship to each other.
    Re the application for a landfill site...isn't this an SSSI site? I was reading about quarries and such like, and apparently they are only allowed to operate for an agreed amount of years. Once left to return to nature they usually become awarded SSSI status due to the rare plants, etc, that often grow on these kind of soils. Be interesting to see what happens. :)
    Unfortunately FoxyLady,this one isn't an SSSI. Three others in the area (Ufton, Stockton and Harbury) are. This one hasn't been derelict for long enough. Nowadays, any hole in the ground is a potential goldmine (did i really say that!) and the owners (Cemex) know it. If they get the planning permission, they can get more money for filling it in than digging it out.
    There's a lot of local politics going on that i won't bore you with here.
    Its a real shame. The place has been quarried for over a hundred years. It's got masses of fossils in it as well!
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    Default Re: Southam Cement Works 09/09/07


    that place looks huge, good report though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntobemild View Post
    Its a real shame. The place has been quarried for over a hundred years. It's got masses of fossils in it as well!
    It is a real shame. That's interesting about the fossils, because Shapwick Grange that I've explored has SSSI status because of its fossil content. Maybe status could be pushed on those grounds alone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxylady View Post
    It is a real shame. That's interesting about the fossils, because Shapwick Grange that I've explored has SSSI status because of its fossil content. Maybe status could be pushed on those grounds alone!
    good thinking. I know the site is rich in wildlife as well. I've seen great crested newts in one of the ponds.
    I'll get on to the local wildlife trust.

    ps - your signature is brilliant
    Some days you wake and immediately start to worry. Nothing in particular is wrong, it's just the suspicion that forces are aligning quietly and there will be trouble

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