Introducing our new proposal for Rainham Quarry
Brett Aggregates is an established producer of building materials in the South East. We have been operating in the Rainham area for almost 60 years, securing planning permission to open our first quarry at Ayletts Farm, just off Launders Lane, in 1963. We have supplied local sand and gravel to developments in the surrounding towns ever since.
We’re currently quarrying land at East Hall Farm near Wennington, where material is extracted then transported to Rainham Quarry for processing. From there our products are distributed to local building projects and builders merchants. Find out more about our proposal for the final stage phase at East Hall Farm.
To maintain a local source of building materials our proposal is for a new source at Rainham Lodge Farm to replace the East Hall Farm site which will be fully restored once the sand and gravel has been removed.
Key features of our proposal
- Sand and gravel from Rainham Lodge Farm would maintain a local supply of building materials
- The potential to extract source material at this site is long-established with the minerals safeguarded by current planning policy
- Landscaping around the perimeter would help to screen the site from viewpoints on surrounding footpaths
- A progressive land restoration plan will enhance the landscape, wildlife and biodiversity
- Aggregates extracted at Rainham Lodge Farm would be processed at the existing Rainham Quarry
- No overall increase in lorry numbers as Rainham Lodge Farm replaces East Hall Farm
- Lorries heading to Rainham Quarry would not pass through any built-up residential areas
- Lorries returning to Rainham Lodge Farm would be routed to optimise traffic flow in the local area
About this website
This website explains our forthcoming proposal to source sand and gravel at Rainham Lodge Farm which would ensure a continued local supply of building materials to support housing and regeneration across the London Borough of Havering. On these pages we outline the phased approach we would take for removing the raw materials, restoring land as we go, along with the environmental assessments and measures we would put in place.
In addition to a door-to-door maildrop, public exhibition and ongoing dialogue with local representatives, this website forms part of our public consultation. We continue to welcome feedback via our contact us page to help us to develop an appropriate planning application at Rainham Lodge Farm. We are carrying out further work to adjust our plans, minimise impacts and deliver a beneficial restoration scheme so that the planning authority has the information necessary to make an informed decision on the proposal. We hope to submit a planning application in the first half of 2024.