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New Camp at Stanton Moor and Nine Ladies.
quarry development threatens wild moorland
from 17th December 1999

Stanton Moor is a site in Derbyshire of amazing natural beauty, with a lot of archaeological significance.

The area is Stanton moor and nine ladies is an ancient stone circle. For years this has been a place to celebrate. In recent years peoples ashes have been spread on the site. It has a lot of significance for people in the surrounding area.

The site is now under threat from a proposed quarry that received its planning permission in 1952. This permission would never be granted now. The quarry if carried out will destroy a beautiful area of the valley and go within two hundred yards of the stone circle.


The quarry will also destroy the water supply for a nearby village. They get all there water from a spring rather than the mains. If anyone has any information on the legality of this, please pass it on.

The Peak District National Park authority is trying to resist the quarry, and have imposed a condition of only being allowed to quarry one tonne per year on the site. The local quarry company is appealing against this in january.

There is a wide local campaign going against the site, but people from the local village have been threatened by the company. For example a shopkeeper was threatened for displaying a petition against the quarry.

A site has been set up to defend the area, which already includes a few tree houses and a lot of benders. The camp could do with all the tat you can think of. Fire wood over winter, as the site can get quite wet and snowy. Lots of tarpaulins. People and the list goes on....

There is a campweb site on; the local campaign can be contacted on 01629 732553 the camp has several mobiles and 0797 4049369 should get you there. if not try the local group, or ring Sheffield EF! on 0114 2797164

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