Tuesday, 5 January 2016

EDDC objects again

Following East Devon District Council’s earlier objection to Aggregate Industries’ planning application to quarry Straitgate Farm, the Council has responded again, this time to the company's Regulation 22 response:
In light of the further information, East Devon District Council still objects to the application for the following reasons:
it has not been satisfactorily demonstrated that the proposal for processing materials from this site is sustainable having regard to the environmental sensitivity of the area;
it has not been demonstrated that the proposals for mitigating the landscape impacts of the development and for the restoration of the site are appropriate and achievable having regard to the landscape value of the site and airport safeguarding; and
concerns remain regarding flood risk and impact on the water table, particularly in relation to the potential effects on local residents.