Specialist Minerals

At Stephenson Halliday we have worked with both large and small operators who provide minerals that help to sustain our daily lives by their inclusion in household items, or have lower production levels for their specialist businesses. We can offer our clients a wealth of experience and knowledge, including good working relationships with local planning authorities, to assist their businesses continuity and help to ensure sustained levels of production.

We build, lead and co-ordinate specialist teams of consultants to deliver bespoke planning solutions and robust EIA in support of continuing mineral working and to provide replacement sites or working scheme variations. Our chartered planning team has particular expertise in coordinating large and/or complex submissions, whilst our team of chartered landscape architects provide specialist input to landscape and visual assessment, 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.

The following projects provide a snapshot overview of the range of projects we have worked on but cannot cover every example.

Contact us to discuss our experience relevant to your specific needs.


Birkhams Quarry

Birkhams quarry, operated by Marshalls Stancliffe Stone is located north of St Bees on the West Cumbrian coastline and was granted planning permission in...

Caysbriggs Quarry

Stephenson Halliday recently coordinated an Environmental Impact Assessment and prepared all planning work for the proposed Caysbriggs Quarry, Inchbroom Road, Lossiemouth. Tarmac has been...

Burlington Slate, Kirkby Quarry

Stephenson Halliday has prepared an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National...

Kirkby Thore

Kirkby Thore is home to British Gypsum’s long established plaster and plasterboard plant which has manufactured plasterboard since 1960’s and currently employs around 130...