Case Study // Fulfordlees Sand and Gravel Quarry
Planning Application and Environmental Statement
The quarry is located on a Greenfield site in the eastern corridor of the county of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders.
The project is to extract 2 million tonnes of sand and gravel over 20 years to supply the Edinburgh market.
Due to the location of the quarry an internal surfaced haul road was constructed to haul the raw mineral to an existing processing plant which was upgraded for the new quarry.
The application comprised a non technical summary, planning application and supporting statement, environmental statement and environmental appendices.
A detailed pre planting exercise was carried out followed by progressive restoration of the 80 acre site returning it to farmland with wildlife habits including wetlands created.