Burlington North site (Anderson)

Hot mix asphalt and truck mix concrete batch plant


  • In January 2021, the Caswell County Planning Department processed and approved four permits for the company’s proposed projects – two for the Burlington North (Anderson) site and two for the Prospect Hill Quarry and Distribution Center (Quarry) site. They are Watershed Protection Permits and Special Non-residential Intensity Allocation (SNIA) Permits.
  • In February 2021, many residents and landowners affected by the permit decision filed an appeal with the county planning department in accordance with local ordinance.
  • In May 2021, the company sued 55 of the permit appellants in Superior Court to settle the question of vested rights in court. The company later added three additional defendants to the lawsuit. See the NC Policy Watch article by Lisa Sorg “Tired of fighting opponents of a proposed mine and asphalt plants, Carolina Sunrock decides to sue
  • In March 2022, the Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit against the 3 defendants that were added. See the NC Policy Watch article by Lisa Sorg “Caswell County judge dismisses mining company lawsuit against residents, citing free speech
  • The appeal hearing of the local permits has been postponed by the county multiple times and will probably continued to be postponed until the outcome of the Superior Court case.
  • No trial court date has been set for the lawsuit in Superior Court.
  • NC DEQ/DAQ issued the company an air quality permit for the Burlington North site on 10/19/2021.


Concerns about this and the other 2 asphalt/concrete plant include pollution, fires, noise, smell, roads, traffic, wells, agriculture, wildlife, environment, zoning, enjoyment of one’s property, etc.. For a more complete list see Asphalt/concrete plant concerns.

If you have questions about the asphalt and concrete plants or additional concerns not listed, please email admin@protectcaswell.org.


Plans are for an asphalt plant and a truck mix concrete batch plant to be located at 12971 NC Hwy 62, Burlington (Anderson) and consist of the following:

Asphalt Plant

  • a propane/natural gas/fuel oil-fired drum type hot mix asphalt plant (HMA). The plant will have a capacity of 250 tons of asphalt per hour (2,190,000 tons per year). The particulate matter will be controlled by a bagfilter.
  • two (2) hot mix asphalt storage silos (150 tons maximum capacity each)
  • three (3) hot mix asphalt storage silos (200 tons maximum capacity each)
  • asphalt loadout operation
  • truck loadout operation
  • a reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP) crushing system consisting of:
    • a crusher (65 tph)
    • a screen
    • four conveyors
  • a mobile crusher (65 tph) with generator
  • 2 liquid asphalt tanks (30,000 gallon capacity each)
  • 2 used oil tanks (20,000 gallon capacity each)
  • 2 diesel fuel tanks (20,000 gallon capacity each)
  • an asphalt cement heater
  • a liquid asphalt tank heater

Truck mix concrete batch plant

  • a cement silo (200 tons maximum capacity)
  • a fly ash silo (200 tons maximum capacity)
  • truck loadout point
  • cement/fly ash weight batcher (25 tons maximum capacity)
  • aggregate weight batcher (50 tons maximum capacity)

State Permits and Documentation

Air Quality Permit – An air permit is required. To keep pollutants under Clean Air Act limits, the company plans limit asphalt production to 500,000 tons per year. The company requested no limitation on the concrete batch operations.

Driveway Permit – A driveway permit was issued on 12/18/2019.

Environmental Determination – The company has requested an environmental determination (jurisdictional and/or stream determination??) regarding the on-site ponds.

Caswell County Requirements

  • Flood Hazard Acknowledgement Form if either 100 year floodplain or floodway is located on the property (has been received and processed)
  • Floodplain Development Permit if located within a Regulatory Floodway or Non-encroachment
  • Land Development Form (has been received and processed)
  • Special Non-Residential Intensity Allocation (SNIA) Permit if development exceeds 12% built-upon area (UDO
  • Spill containment plan if storing toxic and hazardous materials (UDO section
  • Stormwater management plan, if applicable (UDO
  • Inventory of hazardous materials, if applicable (UDO
  • Watershed Protection Permit (UDO 10.8.11.) [approved but being appealed]
  • Site Plan (required by Watershed Protection Permit process) to include:
    • Stream buffer setbacks
    • Impervious surface area calculation
    • Setbacks
    • Undisturbed vegetation
    • Easements
    • Any proposed new structures
    • Other required features
  • Watershed Protection Occupancy Permit (UDO 10.8.13.)
  • Building Permit (UDO 10.8.12.)
  • Confirmation of an applicable NC DEQ permit
  • Confirmation of a NC DOT Driveway Permit
  • NC DEQ determination regarding origination of on-site ponds

UDO = Caswell County’s Unified Development Ordinance


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