Skip to content

Straitgate and Hillhead Quarry – Public Inquiry

A Planning Public Inquiry took place from Tuesday 4 October 2022 to Friday 14 October 2022 to consider the appeals for Straitgate Farm and Hillhead Quarry.

The Inspectors appointed to determine the appeals have issued their decision. The decision can be viewed here. 

The draft programme for the inquiry can be viewed here.

Planning Inspectorate References:



Documents relating to the Inquiry as follows:

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:


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

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