• Proposed 100 acre quarry at Straitgate Farm recommended for strategic plan

    22nd January 2016 | News | Claire
  • Members of the public are welcome to attend the meeting (however, they are not permitted to speak unfortunately) which will be held at County Hall. I will be speaking against the recommendation.  As a reminder – here’s my original objection.

    Although Devon County Council is recommending Straitgate Farm for quarrying, there is no site proposed in the minerals plan for processing the sand and gravel.

    And here’s much more information – including how one of the landowners necessary for access is not supporting the plans – from the Straitgate Action Group – http://straitgateactiongroup.blogspot.co.uk/

    Here’s the committee report – http://www.devon.gov.uk/cma_report.htm?cmadoc=report_pte167.html

    The planning application from Aggregate Industries has yet to be determined, following more information requested by Devon County Council’s minerals officers.  Aggregate Industries proposes to quarry at Straitgate Farm and use the existing processing equipment at Blackhill Quarry to process sand and gravel there, despite that this would be contrary to European Law, under the Habitats Regulations, as Woodbury Common is a site of special scientific interest, a special protection area and an area of special conservation.