Sraitgate Planning Inquiry started this week

In December 2021 DCC’s planning committee went against their officers’ recommendation and refused permission for the latest planning application  from Aggregate Industries UK Ltd. 

The scheme would have seen up to 1.5 million tonnes of sand and gravel dug up on the site over the next 10 to 12 years, before being transported 23 miles by road to Hillhead Quarry in Mid Devon for processing. 

DCC is defending this decision at the appeal.

Accounts of what has happened can be found on Cllr Jess Bailey’s blog here with day to day accounts from Goger Giles

The history of this application can be found by using “Straitgate” as search term in the East Devon Watch search box.