Covers Farm still under discussion
There are ongoing talks between Kent County Council’s technical advisors and Squerryes’ technical people. There may be even be a further public consultation. KCC is however aware that they need to be getting on with moving the application towards a Planning Applications Committee hearing. The earliest this could happen is April, but that is far from definite.
If the application is approved, the proposal would involve 84,200 four-axle tipper trucks bringing infill to the quarry from the south-east London area. There would be further lorries involved in creating the earth bunds required. The project is estimated to last six years.
For information about the ‘temporary’ haul road please click here.
Residents in north Westerham, parents of children at Churchill Primary School, residents of Brasted, Sundridge and Biggin Hill and Tatsfield will no doubt have their concerns about the potential harmful effects of so many lorries in terms of air quality, noise, vibration and the impact on residential amenity and the local highways.
The application states that there is no intention to route the lorries through Oxted or Limpsfield or to have access to the quarry via the existing entrance.
You can read the objections submitted by Surrey County Council, London Borough of Bromley, and Sevenoaks District Council here. On that page you will also see objections made by the MPs for East Surrey and Orpington. Westerham Town Council and Brasted and Sundridge & Ide Hill Parish Councils have objected to the proposal.
For more about the quarry and what’s being proposed, please click here
For more about the potential impact on air quality, and the additional noise and vibration likely to be generated by the lorries, click here
To read how the ‘haul’ road would present a potential hazard, click here.
For detail on how the application would result in a loss of biodiversity, click here
Tandridge District’s Local Plan 2033
For all the recent updates on correspondence between Tandridge’s Planning Inspector and the Council, click here Local Plan 2033 – Tandridge District Council
KWGRG’s appeal for funds
We’re still raising funds towards seeking expert opinion and producing campaign materials. If you are able to make a donation – £ 30, £10 or anything at all – it will make a big difference in the fight to prevent Westerham, Brasted, Sundridge and Biggin Hill from becoming blighted by eight-wheeler tipper trucks bringing inert waste along local roads for 6 years or more. An additional heavy lorry every 3 minutes, each weekday.
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