This blog is a day-by-day record of observations of a public Planning Inquiry being held in Buckfastleigh, Devon with reference to an application for proposed development of Whitecleave Quarry in Buckfastleigh. The application was turned down by Devon County Council.  This decision is being appealed by the applicants, MVV & Gilpin Demolition (the appellants).

The intention of this blog is to provide a place for those people interested in the inquiry to read about the proceedings because not everyone is able to attend in person.  It’s not a formal or legal record.

Devon County Council Reference: DCC/3242/2011

Planning Inspectorate Reference: APP/A/12/2185633

Appeal Reference: APP/J1155/A/12/2185633

Please check out www.community.buckfastleigh.org and www.community.buckfastleigh.org/archive.html

Buckfastleigh Community Forum is a ‘Part 6’ party to this Planning Inquiry.  There are loads of documents relating to this Planning Inquiry!  You can find them at:


The original application documents can be found at http://www.devon.gov.uk/appref?id=3919.000000 and http://www.devon.gov.uk/planpage_1_3919 

Other relevant documents are at: http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/swdwpnewsevents.html such as the Final Business Case made by South West Devon Waste Partnership http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/swdwp_final_business_case_redacted_version_january_2011.pdf

Charlie Hopkins is representing the Buckfastleigh Community Forum and our community in our opposition to the development proposed by MVV and Gilpin Demolition.


The appeal will be heard and determined by an independent Planning Inspector on behalf of the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under the provisions of the Town and Country Planning Appeals (Determination by Inspectors) (Inquiries Prodcedure) (England) Rules 2000.

The Inspector will be:  Mr J Woolcock BNates MURP DipLaw MPIA MRTPI

(Kathryn Hughes, Buckfastleigh, Devon)


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