In response to Ms Gayton’s letter (April 22) regarding Filching Quarry I had to smile to myself thinking about the line of business that this couple are in, and how there is an essence of hypocrisy to their point of view.
As Ms Gayton correctly states, Filching Quarry has been there for 140 years. As they have recently purchased their property adjacent to a quarry that is still licensed, as I believe for another six years, a touch of nimbyism springs to mind!
How many visitors gain pleasure from this quarry as it stands? Would the local people not rather have an open space to walk their dogs and ride their horses and bikes?