Case Study // Bower Quarry Extension
Planning Application and Environmental Statement
This quarry is located in the County of Caithness in the north of Scotland.
After 10 years of extraction operations a planning application and environmental statement was prepared and submitted for an extension to the quarry to extract 3.5 millions of rock over 25 years.
Prior to submitting the application extensive studies were carried covering ecology and hydrogeology due to the proximity of a number of SSSI Lochs.
Forming part of the application was the preparation of an environmental impact assessment which covered such areas as landscape, noise, dust, ground vibration, ecology and landscape. A detailed restoration and aftercare scheme was prepared including the restoration of the present quarry area creating water features to enhance the habit of the area together with woodland planting and landscaping the side walls.