Asphalt plant to relocate from Banavie to Carrs Corner

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Asphalt production in Lochaber is set to be relocated from Banavie Quarry to Carrs Corner, Fort William.

Breedon Northern Limited, which operates Banavie Quarry, has submitted a planning application that proposes to build an asphalt plant at Carrs Corner as an alternative location to Banavie in order to facilitate night time operations.

The Carrs Corner site has been in use as a builders yard, including production of ready-mixed concrete, since 1976. Demolition of the redundant plant took place in 2017, leaving the site office within an empty yard.

An alternative location for asphalt production has been under consideration for some time and the merits of proposed site at Carrs Corner were discussed at a meeting held on Monday September 17.

Caol and Mallaig Highland councillor, Allan Henderson, said a move to Carrs Corner would be a ‘win win’ for both Breedon and Banavie residents.