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Planning application for 100 acre quarry, near Ottery goes live

Friday, 05 June 2015 3 Comments by Claire

The planning application for a 100 acre quarry at Straitgate Farm, near Ottery St Mary, has now gone live on Devon County Council’s website.

A separate application has been submitted for processing the sand and gravel at Blackhill Quarry on Woodbury Common, which would result in 140 lorry movements each day along the B3180.

Residents now have around three weeks to comment on the application, by Aggregate Industries.

Also, the draft minerals plan (long term strategic quarrying document), in which Straitgate Farm is a preferred site, will be considered by Devon County Council’s development management committee on Tuesday 15 July, before being consulted on for three months.  It is vital that as many people attend this meeting as possible. It starts at 2pm.

For more information about the proposed quarry visit

Here’s the link to the documentation -

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1. At 07:20 pm on 06th Jun Mark Rix wrote:

Have you seen howmany documents there are with this application? 126 !!!! how is the average person meant to deal with this, I think that it is most inconsiderate as many people will be put off reading them and then making a desision heres hoping enough of us do protest

2. At 09:31 am on 10th Jun claire wright wrote:

Hi Mark, yes there are a lot of docs! I will be submitting my comments soon and will publish them, but in the meantime you might like to check out - for suggestions on how to comment….

3. At 01:31 pm on 10th Jun Sandra Semple wrote:

Has it had a recent Environmental Impact Assessment - according to this, it must:

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