The Glastonbury Planning and Zoning Commission approved an application for a special permit Tuesday by Walnut Hill Farms to use a dirt road to the east of Nayaug Elementary School to access a gravel pit in Portland.
The commission approved the application by Scott W. Dufford, owner of Walnut Hill Farms, to use the dirt road to access the 42-acre excavation site located. The road is separated from Nayaug Elementary by a strip of property and a tobacco shed.
Dufford needed a permit from Glastonbury because the road, off Old Maids Lane, is the only access to the Portland site. The site has been open since 1988.
The hours of operation for the gravel pit will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
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