It appears that there are plans for a quarry in Barton-in-Fabis: http://po.st/ahkXkc
Consultation on the mineral plan is set to take place until July 11th 2014.
Information panels relating to the consultation will be on display during the consultation period at Clifton Library between Friday 23rd May and Tuesday 10th June. Officers from the County Council will be on hand from 12.00-14.00 on Tuesday 27th May.
Register on the website here: http://nottinghamshire.jdi-consult.net/localplan/index.php to make your opinion about this known to the council.
If you have any doubts about the value of this area to wildlife, take a look at: http://www.cliftongrovebirds.co.uk