Congratulations to Cemex and Northumberland Wildlife Trust (‘Save our Magnificent Meadows’ Initiative) announced as winners of the best Planned Restoration Category at the MPA Restoration & Biodiversity Awards 2019, for the restoration of Divethill Quarry Farm Extension. Stephenson Halliday were pleased to be part of the team involved in the development of the progressive restoration scheme including proposals to create areas of unique Whin Grassland habitat.
Judges described it as a fantastic example of progressive restoration of a rock quarry to create an attractive landform and a mosaic of species-rich, locally important and distinctive ‘Whin’ grassland, agricultural grassland, woodland and hedges, and open water. The judges were impressed by the clear plan to deliver a range of habitats and realise the unique opportunity presented by quarrying to deliver regional priorities and wider landscape-scale benefits.
Please get in touch with Elaina Kurs about your restoration requirements and to discuss how we can assist with adding value to schemes through biodiversity net gain