Judge Orders Shelbyville To Issue a Permit For Wright Paving To Open Rock Quarry

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Shelbyville Board of Zoning Appeals has been ordered to issue a permit to Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC to allow a rock quarry on their property in the Bedford County city. The order was issued by the Bedford County Chancery Court by Senior Judge Ben Cantrell of Nashville. The permit according to the ruling is for a period of five years from the date of the issuance of the permit. Wright is also allowed to recover their attorney fees.
Concerns such as blasting, noise, vibration, dust, public health, safety and welfare and other issues were cited as reasons for rejection by the BZA last year.
However, Cantrell ruled that the BZA’s holding on those issues “is not supported by material evidence,” also stating that “there is no proof that the use of the quarry will adversely affect other property in the area.”
The next city council meeting in Shelbyville will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. Wright Paving and Custom Stone LLC have been attempting for years to build a quarry in Hillsboro. The Coffee County town is home of one quarry owned by the Rogers Group. The Wright quarry would be located next to the Rogers location.
Grady Wright says his company remains hopeful of bringing a competitive business and good paying jobs to Coffee County. Those opposed to the idea complain it would bring down property values and bring to much dust and noise to Hillsboro.