CADS Press Releases

24th June 2020
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) issues a press statement amid developer’s eleventh-hour attempts to overturn Government decision on Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay. CADS – PRESS STATEMENT – 24.6.20

18th December 2018
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) sends a Christmas Message. CADS – Christmas Message 2018

26th June 2018
On 25th June 2018 Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy announced that the UK government has rejected the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon proposal, stating that it does not meet the requirements for value for money. Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) responds to this decision. CADS – PRESS STATEMENT ON 26.6.18 IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT DECISION ON TIDAL LAGOONS

15th May 2018
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS)  issues a press statement in response to Mark Shorrock’s double denial (at BEIS and Welsh Affairs committee meeting held on 9.5.2018) that his company Shire Oak Quarries offered a financial inducement to St Keverne Parish Council over planning applications at Dean Quarry. CADS – PRESS STATEMENT 15.5.2018

19th January 2018
Ecotricity rejects major development plans at Dean Quarry. Britain’s greenest energy company rebuffs Shire Oak Quarries’ intention to ship millions of tonnes of rock through a Cornish Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). CADS – ECOTRICITY PRESS RELEASE 19.1.2018

21st November 2017
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) raises over £6,425 to help fund ongoing campaign costs. Derek Thomas MP and Cornwall Councillor Julian Rand both show support on 18.11.2017 CADS – GRAND PRIZE DRAW PRESS RELEASE 21.11.2017  CAMPAIGN UPDATE VIDEO

2nd August 2017
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) welcomes the findings of a major report on the rarity and diversity of the benthic habitat and species within the Manacles Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). CADS – STATEMENT ON MANACLES MCZ REPORT 2.8.2017

26th July 2017
Seasearch launches major report on the rarity and diversity of the benthic habitat and species within the Manacles Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). Since 2015 the project has been co-ordinated with the Marine Conservation Society, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Exeter University and Porthkerris Dive Centre. Manacles MCZ Report

25th July 2017
Marine Conservation Society issues press release as Seasearch divers reveal 14 years of Manacles monitoring data. MCS Press Release 25.7.2017
14th June 2017
Retrospective Planning Application PA17/00257 for fence at Dean Quarry approved by Cornwall Council in spite of major objections. CADS – PA17:00257 Statement 14.6.2017

24th April 2017
South West Coast Path Association walks all over Shire Oak Quarries’ retrospective planning application for Dean Quarry fencing. CADS SW COASTAL PATH OBJECTS TO PA17:00257. 24.4.2017

25th January 2017
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) receive court judgement that rules against their environmental argument. CADS SECOND JR PRESS RELEASE 25.1

18th January 2017
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) respond to Hendry Review failure to assess the essential building material of Tidal Lagoons: Rock. CADS RESPONSE TO HENDRY REPORT PRESS RELEASE 18.1

29th November 2016
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) launches public appeal via online crowdfunding site GoFundMe. CADS LAUNCHES FUNDRAISING APPEAL 29.11.16

29th September 2016
Cornwall Council faces second Judicial Review brought by Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS). CADS 2ND JR PRESS RELEASE 29.9.16

22nd August 2016
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) legal battle continues. The action group give an update post Judicial Review victory. CADS UPDATE STATEMENT 22.8

26th February 2016
Shire Oak Quarries Limited prefers to withdraw planning application rather than submit legally-required environmental impact assessment (EIA) for Dean Quarry.  CADS PLANNING WITHDRAWAL PRESS RELEASE 26.2.2016. To see a copy of planning withdrawal letter sent from Shire Oak Quarries Limited to Cornwall Council Click Here.

7th January 2016
High Court Judge castigates Cornwall Council’s unreasonable decisions leading to their ‘unlawful’ approval to re-open Dean Quarry. Planning consent ‘infected with illegality’ will be quashed. CADS JR JUDGEMENT PRESS RELEASE 7.1

18th December 2015
The Hon Mr Justice Dove gives his judgement on the Judicial Review Roskilly v Cornwall Council and Interested Party Shire Oak Quarries Limited. Click on this link for a copy of this eighteen page document. CADS-JR JUDGEMENT 18.12

16th November 2015
High Court Judge will rule within weeks, following the 13th Nov Judicial Review, on whether to quash Shire Oak Quarries Ltd Planning Application granted by Cornwall Council. CADS PRESS RELEASE 16.11.15

21st October 2015
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry announces its travel arrangements for supporters wishing to attend the Judicial Review (Roskilly V Cornwall Council) at Bristol High Court on Friday 13th November 2015. CADS JR SUPPORTERS TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS – PRESS RELEASE 21.10.15

12th October 2015
Astronomer Bob Mizon, Co-ordinator of British Astronomical Association’s Commission for Dark Skies, expresses concern about light pollution from proposed Dean Superquarry. CADS DARK SKIES PRESS RELEASE 12.10.2015

15th September 2015
Local MP Derek Thomas meets with Prime Minister David Cameron to voice his ongoing opposition to Dean Superquarry. CADS DEREK THOMAS PRESS RELEASE 15.9

17th August 2015
High Court Judge gives the go ahead for Judicial Review of Cornwall Council’s Dean Quarry decision for failure to demand an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA). CADS JR PRESS RELEASE 17.8.2015

7th July 2015
Cornwall Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) gives initial response to economic claims made in report commissioned by Shire Oak Quarries & published on 6.7.205. ECONOMIC CLAIMS PRESS STATEMENT 7.7

30th June 2015
Cornwall Council disagrees with Secretary of State’s opinion that planning permission granted to re-open Dean Quarry needed an Environmental Impact Assessment. This decision forces CADS to seek legal justice by taking Cornwall Council to Judicial Review. CADS JUDICIAL REVIEW PRESS RELEASE 30.6

This is how close the quarry already is to our communities
This is how close the quarry already is to our communities

10th June 2015
9.6.2015 Secretary of State for communities and local government overturns Cornwall Council decision to re-open Dean Quarry. This decision was received on the same day that Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change gave the green light on planning permission to build the world’s first tidal lagoon power station in Swansea Bay.
CADS PRESS RELEASE 10.6.2015 Decision letter 9.6.2015

3rd May 2015
CADS announce the launch of an appeal to help fund the UK’s first legal test case of industrialisation within a Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). CADS Appeal Launch Press Release

20th April 2015
Shire Oak held a series of ‘open days’ at the quarry during the week commencing 20th April 2015 for anyone who wished to attend. No information was provided about these until the 20th April, despite Shire Oaks publically stated wish to have an open and close relationship with the community. Several members of the community and CADS attended to voice the views of the community. Attendance by representatives of Shire Oak was variable on each day, with no representatives present on the first open day.

7th April 2015
CADS team made a successful representation to the Cornwall County Council planning committee on the first stage application in the steps to reopen the quarry. Significant support was received from Councillors involved in the decision making process with the planning being based only on a 7:6 majority, following an amendment to the appellation by Councillor Tim Andrewes. For the full story please click here – Press release on planning meeting 7 April 2015.

25th March 2015 – Press Release to Environmental Journalists
The following press release has been distributed to environmental journalists across all national and local newspapers, with resulting publicity for CADS. Please click here – Letter for Environmental Journalists

March 2015
We are delighted to announce that St Keverne Parish Council have rejected the planning application for the buildings that would facilitate the re-opening of Dean Quarry.  It will now go to Planning Committee at Cornwall County Council in early April.

25th February 2015
Shire Oak Quarries commitment to good relations with the community already seem to have gone by the board. As of this morning they have started scrub clearing and removing wildlife habitats on site. This is in advance of the planning consent for the buildings and despite a request from the Parish Council for an independent ecological survey.