Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Latest news on the Dorset and East Devon National Park proposal

...can be found here and here.

Aggregate Industries' plans for Straitgate Farm rely on using an area within this proposed National Park boundary - specifically the continued processing of sand and gravel at Blackhill, putting hundreds of polluting HGV movements each day across Woodbury Common, postponing the restoration of the East Devon Pebblebed Heaths for another 5 years.

Of course, if the Dorset and East Devon National Park ever happens, the East Devon AONB would be put beyond the clutches of DCC's Minerals Planning, in line with the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor.

Dorset & East Devon National Park Team