Campaigners against a planned "superquarry" on the Lizard will take their fight to court next month after a date was set for a judicial review of planning permission.

The date for the judicial review, Silke Roskilly v Cornwall Council & Others, has been set for Friday, November 13, at the High Court of Justice in Bristol.

The appeal is over planning permission granted in April to quarry owners Shire Oak for buildings on the site, which was given without the company providing an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).

That application was then overturned by Greg Clark, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, who told the council that an EIA should have been carried out prior to permission being granted for the work, which includes a perimeter fence, fuel and explosive storage, and office, reception and amenity areas at the site.

However, Cornwall Council refused to accept that decision, leading campaign group Community Against Dean Superquarry (CADS) to engage solicitors Stephens Scown and apply for a judicial review.

The announcement follows a recent statement of support from local MP Derek Thomas, who said: "Hats off to Silke Roskilly and the many people who are working hard to achieve some common sense regarding Dean Quarry. People born and bred in St Keverne Parish have lived with quarrying and do not object to either Dean or Porthoustock Quarries operating in a managed and sustainable way. However, they are right to object to the extraction of in excess of 1.5million tonnes of rock per annum for use in the Swansea Tidal Lagoon."

He added that the plans are "simply not appropriate for this site," and he had discussed the issue with the Fisheries Minister, the Energy Minister and the Prime Minister.

Shire Oak Quarries is expected to make another planning application, including a third-of-a-mile long breakwater and loading jetties in an area designated as a Marine Conservation Zone, regardless of the outcome of the appeal.

The company, which has permission to take stone from the quarry, regardless of current planning wrangles, has said for the next application it will provide an EIA.

The company also recently had a meeting with St Keverne Parish Council, in which it announced that it would gift the council money to be used on community spending.

The council agreed that any such undertaking would be made public before the agreement was signed, although the public would have no say in negotiations, and the cash would not have any influence on council decision making.

CADS continue to fundraise for legal costs and has raised £15,000 so far with £5,000 more needed to cover the total cost of this first stage alone.

Details on the time of the hearing and travel arrangements for CADS supporters who wish to attend will be posted on the group's Facebook page as soon as they are known.