Stephenson Halliday recently coordinated an Environmental Impact Assessment and prepared all planning work for the proposed Caysbriggs Quarry, Inchbroom Road, Lossiemouth.
Tarmac has been operating at Caysbriggs for over 30 years, extracting cobbles and pebbles which are used for decorative purposes throughout a variety of landscapes. The current extraction area is nearing completion and an extension is now required.
The Proposal involves mineral extraction from the extension area and the retention of the current processing area. The proposed extraction has been designed over a number of phases, which is expected to take place over a period of 20 to 26 years, with progressive restoration to woodland
We coordinated and managed a team of specialist consultants to produce a robust Environmental Impact Assessment Report in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.
We ensured consistency throughout the EIA Report, produced the Quarry Phasing and Restoration Plans, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, introductory and concluding chapters of the EIA Report, and reviewed the technical chapters, assessments and appendices. We also produced the Non-Technical Summary and Planning Statement for submission in support of the planning application.
In addition, we coordinated the Pre-Application Consultation process with the local community, whereby we organised and attended a public exhibition. The outcome of the consultation process was detailed within a supporting Pre-Application Consultation Report.
The planning application was submitted to the Moray Council in March 2018 and is current progressing through the planning application determination process.