Project Title:Ellwood Quarry Revised Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan 
Case Number: 
17RVP-00000-00082 & 18RVP-00000-00016
Project Location:Santa Barbara County
Assigned Staff and Division:

Jacquelynn Ybarra, Energy, Minerals and Compliance Division

Status

The Ellwood Quarry project was conceptually approved by the County Planning Commission on April 4, 2018, and appealed to the Board of Supervisors by an aggrieved party on August 12, 2019 (Case No. 19APL-00000-00026). The County Board of Supervisors denied the appeal on March 24, 2021 and granted de novo approval of the project with minor modifications. Planning and Development issued Zoning Clearance No.19ZCI-00000-00219 for the project on May 20, 2021, upon determining that all pre-issuance conditions have been met.

Description

Ellwood Quarry is an existing mining facility that produces sand through excavation of a Vaqueros Formation outcrop located about one-half mile north of Cathedral Oaks Road, just west of Goleta. The Quarry is located on the hillside that forms the western boundary of Ellwood Canyon.

The project is a request for a revision to Conditional Use Permit No. 02CUP-00000-00006 and Reclamation Plan No. 02RPP-00000-00001 to extend the life of the mine 25 years to December 31, 2043. The project also includes repairs and widening to the existing private roadway from the intersection with Cathedral Oaks Road to the Ellwood Ranch Quarry Bridge. Non-agricultural truck trips will average 40 daily trips (20 in and 20 out). The mining site will be reclaimed for both agricultural and open space end uses. Upon termination of mining, all mining equipment will be removed from the site. Existing fuel tanks, an office, and sedimentation basin will remain for use as part of ongoing agricultural operations.

Timeline

Date   Event Type
May 20, 2021
Planning and Development issued Zoning Clearance No. 19ZCI-00000-00219 on May 20, 2021, determining that all pre-issuance conditions have been met.
March 24, 2021The County Board of Supervisors denied the appeal on March 24, 2021 and granted de novo approval of the project.
August 12, 2019
The project was appealed to the County Board of Supervisors on August 12, 2019.

April 4, 2018                       

The Ellwood Quarry project was conceptually approved by the County Planning Commission on April 4, 2018.  

Documents

May 20, 2021 Zoning Clearance

March 24, 2021 Board of Supervisors Approval

July 31, 2019 Staff Report

April 4, 2018 Staff Report

Additional Information

If you have any comments or questions, please contact the project planner, Jacquelynn Ybarra via email.