We would like to thank all those people who took part in the recent Tungsten West and Aggregates West planning consultation in March 2022.
The consultation outlined plans to make the temporary arrangements of 150 HGV exports per day permanent for two years, before increasing exports by 50 per day in subsequent years to reach 200 per day in 2024, 250 per day in 2025 and 300 per day in 2026.
The plans also suggested keeping current export time restrictions in place that means Aggregates West only transport to and from the site from Monday to Friday between 7am and 7pm and on Saturdays between 8am and 2pm, with no distribution on Sundays.
Vehicle movements would need to follow a designated route, agreed in liaison with authorities in Plymouth, South Hams and Devon, for both inbound and outbound journeys. Starting at the mine the route would follow the B3417 to West Park Hill, onto Newnham Road, then Strode Road and turning left onto Glen Road, before taking Sandy Road to head up to Deep Lane junction before dispersing across the highways network to its various customers.
There was a lot of interest in the consultation and we have received some extremely useful feedback from local people.
Over the course of the two in-person events held on 9 and 10 March, approximately 400 people attended and 396 consultation responses were submitted through the on-line survey.
To give us the time needed to carefully analyse and consider this volume of feedback, we have decided to delay the submission of our planning application until further notice.
Once again, we would like to thank you for taking the time to get involved in the consultation and want to reassure you that we are listening and will act on your feedback.