Warmwell Quarry
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Holiday resort plans for Dorset quarry

Plans to transform a Dorset quarry into a holiday resort and nature reserve have been submitted.

Up to 750 jobs could be created if proposals for Silverlake at Warmwell Quarry near Crossways go ahead.

Plans sent to West Dorset District Council include building up to 1,000 holiday homes over a 30-year-period and protecting the area's natural habitat.

Developers Habitat First Group, said Silverlake would provide "a sustainable solution to the future of the quarry".

The 564-acre (228-hectare) site is currently used for large-scale sand and gravel extraction, but quarrying is due to end by 2017.

  • 14 Aug 2013
  • From the section Dorset