Chester County to consider proposal that would allow for rock quarry

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — Chester County leaders will once again consider a rezoning proposal that would allow a rock quarry to open there.

In 2019, the county’s planning commission voted down the proposal. Officials said Luck Companies made changes that included more land buffers.

The planning commission approved it in December and on Monday night, the county council will hear its second reading.

Some neighbors worry about the quarry’s impact on well water and land around their homes. They want more time for their concerns to be addressed.

“Slow down, pay attention to what’s going on and don’t just look at the shiny things being dangled in front of you,” said neighbor Joanna Timms. “Pay attention to what this is going to do long term.”

The second reading of the proposal is Monday night, and the third and final one is in about two weeks.

Luck statement:

“Luck Companies is proud to be a family-owned and operated business with 100 years of experience in the aggregates mining industry. Luck Companies is committed to using sustainable methods to expand services and achieve our mission of igniting human potential.

“Since 2018, we have been working diligently to ensure our plans facilitate sustainable and responsible growth within Chester County. In each step, we asked for input and feedback from the local community, state, and federal officials to ensure our plans respect the county’s needs and aspirations as well as the industry’s expectations and regulations. We are currently seeking local zoning amendments and have already received approval from the Chester County Planning Commission and a state mining permit from DHEC based on the viability of the site and our commitment to responsible operations. We are actively connecting with the community and addressing their concerns in our proposed site plan and permit conditions.

“We continue to be, and will remain, engaged with those who have ideas, questions and/or concerns. We are excited to be a part of the Chester community and we’re committed to having a positive impact on the communities in which we operate.”

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