Case Study // Rumbletonlaw Sand and Gravel Quarry
Planning Application and Environmental Statement
The quarry is located on a Greenfield site in the central corridor of the county of Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders.
The project is to extract 1.1 million tonnes of sand and gravel over 15 years to supply the Local and Edinburgh markets.
Due to the visual impact of the quarry the access will be contained within an avenue of trees which will remain on cessation of the quarry operation and form part of the restoration. On site will be a processing plant incorporating a low level ready mix concrete plant which will supply the local market.
The application comprised a non technical summary, planning application and supporting statement and environmental statement. In compliance with the new planning legislation in Scotland a pre consultation exercise was carried out with the community fully consulted and a Community Engagement Report prepared.
A pre planting exercise was carried out followed by progressive restoration of the 50 acre site returning it to arable land with wildlife habits including wetlands created.