More than 2,000 people have signed a petition against a proposed quarry with claims being made over noise, traffic and the environment, according to reports from the BBC.
Cemex UK put in an application over a site between Spot Acre, Moddershall and Fulford related to Staffordshire County Council’s core minerals strategy.
The council has looked at other sites and sought views on those as part of a consultation which has finished.
It said it would make a decision on which sites it wanted to mine soon.
The council said it had to balance the needs of an industry with residents’ concerns and added all objections which were made to them would be considered.
Cemex UK put in an application to mine sand and gravel.