Stephenson Halliday is delighted by Cumbria County Council’s resolution to grant planning permission for the extension of Kirkby Slate Quarry in South Lakeland for Burlington Slate Ltd.
Kirkby Quarry produces some of the most beautiful stone products in the UK. In addition to the blue/black Kirkby Slate so typical of Lakeland buildings, the factory at Kirkby Quarry processes the stones from all other quarries operated by Burlington. These include the sea greens, silver greens and creams that make up the Burlington portfolio.
Stephenson Halliday has worked closely with the managerial, operational and geotechnical teams to prepare the suite of phasing plans that will guide the quarry development over the next 30 years. We coordinated the environmental team to prepare an Environmental Statement and Habitat Management Plan which sets out ecological mitigation and compensation together with the full suite of planning application documents. We have worked closely with Natural England who has engaged constructively with us on habitat compensation measures.
Stephenson Halliday will continue to support Burlington Slate in delivering these commitments which have ensured such a positive outcome in the continuation of investment and quarrying at Kirkby.