OPERATORS of a quarry in Denholme have been given an extra decade to work – and then restore – the site.

Ten Yards Lane Quarry, run by Birks Royd Stone, is one of the major flagstone suppliers in the area.

Its previous planning permission included a condition that all work at the quarry must be completed by November 5, 2022, and that the site must be fully restored – and turned into a new green space – by November 2023.

Last year the company applied to Bradford Council to extend the deadline, allowing the 5.4-hectare site to be worked up until 2032, and for the company to have fully restored the site by 2033.

The application said it was needed to “enable the operators a realistic timetable to work the remaining reserves”.

Bradford Council has now approved the amendments, meaning the company can work the site for the extraction of sandstone until November 5, 2032.

The site should be fully restored and plant removed by November 5, 2033.