Gravel Extraction R.A.G.E.

Gravel Extraction R.A.G.E.

R.A.G.E (Residents Against Gravel Extraction)

HEAVY GOODS  TRAFFIC - IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION!

Although some distance from your house, CEMEX is preparing an application to raise gravel at Whitehall Farm. Apart from several issues we have with the proposal, if Whitehall Farm were quarried for sand and gravel, you could be affected by additional heavy goods traffic. A preliminary public consultation by CEMEX in October took place in the form of a Resident Newsletter and an online presentation. It is possible that you might have missed either notification.

RAGE represents the mineral concerns of residents of the Egham Residents’ Association, the Thorpe Ward Residents’ Association and the Stroude Residents’ Association. We endeavour to keep you informed and then, at the appropriate time, to present a coherent response from residents to Surrey County Council (= the Mineral Planning Authority) to the application. Your letters then will be most important.  

The maps show the proposed CEMEX haulage routes. They were originally planning to send the HGVs south through Virginia Water but have now indicated that they prefer one of the routes below. After leaving Whitehall Farm in Stroude Road, Route 1 would go northwards (past Great Fosters) to the bridge over the M25 motorway and then turn southwards into Thorpe Lea Road; whereas Route 2 would turn northwards into Vicarage Road and cross the railway at Pooley Green and proceed to The Avenue. There are estimated to be 78 return journeys per day = 156 large (20 ton) lorry movements for over 7 years!  

You may also be aware of a long-running (c. 12yrs) planning application from Hanson to quarry the adjacent Milton Park Farm which has still not been agreed with Surrey. Although having a common border, the Whitehall Farm proposal is entirely different, and is not dependent on Milton Park Farm for access or concrete processing.

The consultation period has already started but it lasts only until June 1st. To register any comments or Letters of Representation on the application, please send them to Runnymede Borough Council at planning@runnymede.gov.uk in the first instance, quoting reference RU.21/0597 together with your name and address; and copy them to Surrey County Council at  mwcd@surreycc.gov.uk, quoting reference SCC Ref 2021/0023, before June 1st.’




R.A.G.E Chairman

Contact: rage@eghamresidentsassociation.co.uk


Heavy Goods Traffic

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