• MP Hugo Swire wades into quarry debate

    4th April 2012 | News | Claire
  • Quarry campaigners, Monica and Mark Mortimer went to visit Mr Swire a few weeks ago and he has now written to leader of Devon County Council, Cllr John Hart, expressing his concerns.

    In Mr Swire’s letter to Cllr Hart, which is copied to Monica and Mark, as well as county councillor, Roger Giles, he says:  “Of course we need to balance the commercial needs for the local economy with all this and I would ask that you ask your officers to look very carefully again at the potential adverse effect of such a scheme as Straitgate Farm and take into account, people’s understandable concerns.”

    Image:  The first page of Mr Swire’s letter.