What to do



Aggregate Industries has now submitted new planning applications for development at Straitgate Farm [DCC/3944/2017] and for off-site processing at Hillhead, Uffculme [DCC/3945/2017]. 

Comments can be made online, by email to planning@devon.gov.uk or to Devon County Council, Development Management, County Hall, Exeter EX2 4QD. Respondents should give their name, address and planning application reference.

People responding to these proposals can tell Devon County Council about the concerns they have: whether it’s the 10-12 years of HGVs and related safety and pollution impacts along the B3174 Exeter Road - the main road into and out of Ottery St Mary, the risk to drinking water supplies, the risk of flooding to downstream communities, the loss of ancient hedgerows and risk to protected dormice, the visual impact, the risk to ancient woodland habitats, or the unsustainability of a 2.5 million mile haulage scheme to Uffculme. We have written a summary of our concerns on the ISSUES page, and would encourage as many people as possible to respond with what matters to them.

You can also write with your concerns to your Devon County Councillor
Ottery St Mary Rural - Cllr Claire Wright
Broadclyst & Whimple - Cllr Peter Bowden
and your East Devon District Councillor

Contact your MP - Hugo Swire MP

Tell Aggregate Industries your concerns by emailing straitgate@aggregate.com or by writing to ‘STRAITGATE’ c/o Aggregate Industries UK Ltd, Frome Regional Office, Edwin Sims House, Vallis Road, FROME, Somerset BA11 3EG.

Help raise awareness of this threat to Ottery St Mary, West Hill and surrounding area - share the link www.straitgateactiongroup.blogspot.co.ukIf you want to stay up-to-date by email, then subscribe or contact us through this website, or follow us on Twitter.

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Contact your local newspaper:

Express & Echo
Email: echonews@expressandecho.co.uk
Telephone: 01392 348444
http://www.thisisexeter.co.uk/contact.html

Pulman's
Peter Hodges, Reporter 
Email: Peter@viewnews.co.uk
Telephone: 01297 446057
https://www.viewnews.co.uk/contact/

Sidmouth/Midweek Herald
Clarissa Place, Ottery St Mary reporter
Email: clarissa.place@archant.co.uk
Telephone: 01392 888511 
http://www.sidmouthherald.co.uk/contact-us
http://www.midweekherald.co.uk/contact-us

Martin Goodall's Planning Law Blog explains the planning process and how best to object.