The Stop Bengeo Quarry campaign has been promised local MP Mark Prisk’s ‘full support’. In a meeting on Friday with members of the group and East Herts District Councillor Patricia Moore, Mr Prisk said that he would look into the national context regarding demand for gravel and the issues around its extraction.

He expressed concern over the effects the quarry would have on the health of residents as well as the strain it would place on roads and the water supply to the area.