We have worked alongside the construction aggregates sector since our inception as a practice and have been involved in hard rock and sand and gravel sites across the north of England and Scotland for every scale of operator. We can offer our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge, including from within the industry, to assist their businesses continuity and help to ensure sustained levels of production for construction projects.
We build, lead and co-ordinate specialist teams of consultants to deliver robust EIA in support of aggregate mineral sites including for RoMPs, planning permission renewals and variations. Our chartered planning team has particular expertise in coordinating large and complex submissions, whilst our team of chartered landscape architects provide specialist input to landscape and visual assessment, in line with best practice guidance and, also, restoration design and aftercare elements of the process. We work in industry-standard software such as LSS in order to dovetail quarry designs with geology and geotechnical best practice. We also have detailed knowledge of fixed installations such as batching plants, asphalt plants and rail loading and can offer minerals estate management services to all our clients.
All our work is ensured to be ‘Inquiry ready’, knowing that planning consent at a local level is increasingly challenging. Our Directors have considerable experience appearing as expert witnesses at Public Inquiry, the experience of which feeds back into our future planning applications.