KCC are consulting on their waste and minerals strategy. While I intend to submit my thoughts in a few weeks, I was drawn to this comment in the Core Strategy:
"Option 1C -The ragstone quarry at Hermitage Farm, Maidstone, which currently is the subject of a planning application for a major extension. The operator of this site considers it to be the only realistic means of delivering the required 0.78million tonnes per annum (mtpa) ragstone landbank. However, the stock of planning permissions that makes up the ragstone landbank is currently well in excess of the County's needs for the plan period."
While the final sentance is clearly not written in plain English, it seems to be saying that the Oaken Wood site would produce far more aggregate than the county needs.