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Straitgate and Hillhead Quarry – Public Inquiry

A Planning Public Inquiry is scheduled to take place from 10am Tuesday 4 October 2022 at the conference facilities at St James Park (Exeter City Football Club) Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX. Currently scheduled for 6 days.

Planning Inspectorate References:



Documents relating to the Inquiry are available at the following links on the ‘associated documents’ tab:

Straitgate Farm Core Documents

Hillhead Quarry Core Documents

Site Addresses:

Straitgate Farm, Exeter Road, Ottery St Mary EX11 1LG (Planning Application reference: DCC/3944/2017)

Hillhead Quarry, Uffculme, Cullompton, EX15 3EP (Planning Application reference: DCC/3945/2017)

Case Officer Contact at the Planning Inspectorate: Alison Dyson
Further information email:

Contact for Devon County Council administration for this appeal is Charlie Pope:


Reason for inquiry

Appeal by Aggregate Industries UK Ltd against Devon County Council refused planning permission of Planning Application DCC/3944/2017 for extraction of up to 1.5 million tonnes of as raised sand and gravel at Straitgate Farm and restoration to agricultural land together with temporary change of use of a residential dwelling to a quarry office/welfare facility

An inspector appointed by the Secretary of State will hold an inquiry, opening on the date shown above to decide the appeal. The inquiry will be held in person.

Sitting days: 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11 October 2022.

The decision on the appeal will be published on the Planning Inspectorate’s website

View other documents relating to application DCC/3944/2017, including all representations received.

We will endeavour to post any relevant news or updates, however, please contact the Planning Inspectorate if you have any queries.