Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Does Aggregate Industries think it’s all in the bag now?

Aggregate Industries was busy at Straitgate Farm again yesterday, this time setting out markers for tree and hedgerow planting.

Is AI assuming that planning permission will be a formality, that the site will be included in Devon’s Minerals Plan, and that the boundaries will stay the same as first assumed on its concept plans?

In February, a 20m wide tree belt will be planted on the south-western side of the farm, and hedgerows will be planted along the proposed eastern extraction boundary, 5 plants per metre. Such planting will of course take many years to mature into anything worthwhile.