Oaken Wood FAQs

How can I help to save Oaken Wood?

You can help!

The more people that oppose this application the greater our chance of success:

  1. Send an email to help to Save Oaken Wood courtesy of the Woodland Trust.
  2. Write to the council - advice on this is on the next page.
  3. Join the Save Oaken Wood petition on Facebook.

But isn't the decision made?

NO! Absolutely not, the decision will be made on a number of factors, including the weight of local objection, so please show your support.

Oaken Wood Blog

Resource Links

Take action now!

  1. Complete the Oppose Oaken Wood Development Email; or
  2. Join the Facebook petition group

They are both quick and easy.

Existing Objections

These include some great points to support your objection.

KCC application and plans

Application details, surveys, plans for Hermitage Quarry/ Oaken Wood


Woodland Trust Oaken Wood Campaign

The Guardian Oaken Wood Article

The BBC article on Oaken Wood

Surveys from KCC site

  • Oaken Wood Bat Survey
  • Oaken Wood Badger Survey
  • Oaken Wood Hazel Dormouse Survey
  • Oaken Wood Breeding Bird Survey
  • Oaken Wood Pipit and Nightjar Survey
  • Oaken Wood Reptile Survey
  • Oaken Wood Amphibian Survey

Contacts regarding Oaken Wood

ALL objections should be made in writing, or via email to:

Planning Applications
1st floor, Invicta House
County Hall
Kent ME14 1XX

Further guidelines can be found on the KCC Planning Applications Website.


Miss Angela Watts
Planning Applications Group
Kent County Council
First Floor, Invicta House
County Hall
Kent ME14 1XX

or 01622 221059

At Gallagher

Please put your energy into opposing the application with KCC NOT Gallagher; their application has already been submitted.

  • Pat Gallagher, Chairman
  • Nick Yandle, Chief Executive
  • Martin Hobbs, Managing Director, Aggregates, Concrete & Landfill

Write to

Gallagher Group
Leitrim House
Little Preston
ME20 7NS

Telephone on 01622 716543 or Fax to 01622 882366, or email or

At saveoakenwood.co.uk

Email with any comments or thoughts.