Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Ref: PRE/0953/2015 Proposal to extract sand and gravel at Straitgate Farm, West Hill, Ottery St Mary, Devon - and transport it over 1,000,000 miles

Aggregate Industries' outrageously unsustainable and polluting quarrying proposal for Straitgate Farm - processing as-dug material over 8 miles away in the middle of "one of the most important conservation sites in Europe", 100 or more trips a day for up to five years - will now attract even more opposition. AI claims that "reducing our carbon footprint is an important part of our commitment towards sustainable construction" - a claim that rings very hollow.

In the meantime, our response to AI's Scoping Request has been sent to DCC.