Date: Thu 18 Jul 2019

Chalkpit lorries public inquiry to last 4 days - starts 21 January 2020. A venue has still to be agreed

The Planning Inspectorate has now fixed the date for a 4 day public inquiry into the Chalkpit Quarry operator's appeal against conditions on the lorries agreed by Surrey County Council in October last year.

The operator Southern Gravel is appealing against the limit of 112 HGV movements a day - it wants a daily limit of 200 HGV movements. The company is also appealing against two other conditions: one prohibits HGVs leaving the quarry during school drop off and pick up times, the other involves monitoring the condition of Chalkpit Lane and verges and paying for any repairs needed because of the HGVs.

These conditions have never come into effect because Southern Gravel had six months to appeal the County Council's decision. The appeal means that there is still no daily limit on lorry numbers using the quarry.

OLRG has submitted expert legal and planning representations to the Planning Inspector and its Councillors intend to take part in the 4 day inquiry.