On what grounds do/should CSCC make representations?
It would help to know the folllowing:
What is the present/historic access situation here? (i.e. open access, restricted access, "trespass", permission required etc.)
What is the proposed access situation to be? (i.e. none, gated, limited, permission, filling in/denial etc.)
There are already NGOs/quangos with legal powers to protect any present wildlife in residence (i.e. bats): far more powerful than CSCC!
Is there any archaeology/history to the site which is of use as a negotiating angle?
Is the proposal of future use of the site for a base for outdoor pursuits linked with the underground features of the site? - if so, is proposed access to be managed by them?
Who are the present owners?
Does a survey of the quarry exist? - how extensive are they? What state is the quarry in?
Since the quarrys do not feature in Mendip Underground is it a safe presumption that they arguably fall outside the remit of the caving community? (arguably, from the point of view of the owners/developers, that is).