Support the Future of Hermitage Quarry

Show your support for the future of Hermitage Quarry, near Junction 5 of the M20 in Maidstone.

Hermitage Quarry has been shortlisted by Kent County Council as the most suitable option for a hard rock quarry. As part of the next phase of the Local Plan’s progression, the Council has now launched a public consultation and is asking members of the public for their views.

You can have your say on the future of Hermitage Quarry by writing to Kent County Council’s planning officer here.

More information about what the consultation means for Hermitage Quarry and the surrounding area can be found on our ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page. Here, you can learn more about why we are proposing to continue quarrying at Hermitage Quarry, what this would mean for the local area, and how we will ensure that the environment is protected.

Sean Connor, Gallagher’s Managing Director (Aggregates), also talked to Kent Online last week about the importance of Hermitage Quarry for the local area:
“This is the last remaining Kentish ragstone that can be economically quarried in Kent…(the) stone will go to things like the restoration of Leeds Castle, Rochester Castle and Westminster Abbey. We’re sending loads of stone every year up to the Tower of London because that was built with Kentish ragstone that was sourced from Maidstone.”

The public consultation is open until 25 July 2023.

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