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Chalkpit lorries public inquiry - starts 21 January

Crucial Chalkpit public inquiry - starts Tuesday- please come along

If you've been affected by the Chalkpit quarry lorries, please come to the public inquiry which starts at 10am next Tuesday 21 January. The more residents who attend, the more the Inspector should understand the strength of feeling.

The inquiry is being held at the South Godstone Sports & Community Hall in Lagham Road, South Godstone, RH9 8HE. It's due to last 4 days. Full details on the notice posted below.

It's a crucial inquiry because if the quarry operator Southern Gravel win their appeal there will be 200 or possibly more daily HGV movements allowed creating a nightmare situation in Chalkpit Lane and Barrow Green Road and Oxted generally.

Very many residents have written in protesting about the lorries during years of consultations. So please don't miss this final, and most important, chance to make your views known and to reduce the dangerously high number of HGVs. Members of the public can speak at the discretion of the Inspector.

The Chalkpit Quarry operator, Southern Gravel, is appealing against three conditions on the lorries agreed by Surrey County Council in October 2018.

They are: a limit of 112 HGV movements a day - Southern Gravel want a daily limit of at least 200 HGV movements; the prohibition of HGVs leaving the quarry during school drop off and pick up times; the monitoring of 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 of the appeal. 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 will be at the Inquiry.

Great if you can be there too.