Cllr Steve Double, Parlaimentary Candidate for St Austell & Newquay, has backed calls for the Government not to introduce a levy on Secondary Aggregates. The call follows a meeting with Imerys and the Secretary of Transport, the Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin, to Fowey.
Ross Facey, Aggregates and Port Business Development Manager at Imerys, explained, “Imerys is working hard to penetrate what is a substantial market for secondary aggregates (a by-product of china clay production) beyond Devon and Cornwall. Reaching this market competitively by rail and sea is the key to unlocking the full potential of the materials for use in construction and road building, bringing welcome additional business to Fowey Docks and the surrounding area.”
In a statement Steve said, “This could be a fantastic investment for the area creating a number of good jobs for local people. I want to see these jobs come to this constituency and will make representations to the government against this levy should the need arise.”