Dungeness an area of striking natural beauty is at risk. An application has been approved by Kent County Council for excavating shingle from this precious corner of the coast for use in flood defences in neighbouring counties. However, the proposal has been slated as "flawed" and unworkable and, in the words of local Councillors, gives the applicants twelve more years to drag their heels over proper defences for residents.

A quarry at Dungeness:

  • Will have a significant and adverse effect on the environment
  • Will contravene government policy and regulations
  • Will not result in better coastal defences
  • Will present a significant health and safety hazard
  • Will have a devastating effect on the local community

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Excavating shingle from Dungeness would damage this internationally important and environmentally diverse habitat for generations to come. Whether you love Dungeness as a resident or a visitor, you will see this breathtakingly wild stretch of coast change beyond recognition when the lorries, dump trucks and diggers roll in and the proposed flood defences will not deliver high-value and reliable flood protection to residents in return.

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Latest news

The decision
On Friday, 24 January, Kent County Council heard the application for a quarry at Dungeness during its Planning Applications Committee meeting—an application opposed by the local councils of Lydd and the Cinque ... Read more

Twenty-four hours to go
Tomorrow morning, 24 January, the Kent County Council Planning Applications Committee will vote on EDF Energy and the EA's application to excavate shingle from the internationally protected Dungeness Nature Reserve. ... Read more

More information from the applicants on their "flawed" quarry plans
EDF Energy and the EA submitted more documents to Kent County Council earlier this month, attempting to push forward their unpopular plans to excavate shingle from the Dungeness Nature Reserve. It's clear from this ... Read more

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