Date: Sat 09 Jul 2022

Chalkpit Quarry - second public consultation

The operators of Chalkpit Quarry, Southern Gravel Limited (SGL), are holding another public consultation about their plan to submit an application for 75 homes on the site later this year.

The consultation runs for two weeks from 8 July to 22 July with two public events, one on Thursday 14 July from 6-8pm at Oxted School and the other on Saturday 16 July from 10am - 2pm at St Mary’s Primary School.

You can also leave comments on the “feedback” tab on this website: click here

In 2014, SGL made another application for housing, that time for 27 homes, which was refused (planning application 2014/741 on the Tandridge District Council website).

In 2020, Surrey County Council lost a public inquiry and a Planning Inspector approved up to 200 HGV lorry movements per day (100 lorries in and 100 lorries out) and up to 100 HGV movements on Saturdays. SGL has a permission for the extraction of minerals and deposit of inert waste which lasts until 2042.

The site is in the Green Belt, and also within the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where no development should take place unless the developer can prove that “very special circumstances” exist to justify it.