We have substantial experience of leading the design and preparation of suitable restoration scheme design for mineral sites. Beyond restoration to agriculture we also secure viable future income streams (including energy and housing) and are adapt at responding to individual circumstances and complex site history and conditions. Ideally we would start by establishing a sustainable final after-use that was supported by the landowner, the local community, local interest groups and the Mineral Planning Authority. This informs the restoration strategy and the proposed working scheme and incorporates the mitigation identified through the EIA process and community consultation. Typically sites vary from this but we co-ordinate between landscape profile (influenced by volumetric analysis of the mineral yield exported, any inert material to be brought on site and the non-yield material and overburden to remain) and other factors including biodiversity, recreational and public art aspects to help establish viable site futures.
For many years we have also managed the landscape contractors implementing the restoration works during the minerals sites progressive and final restoration. We also manage the 5 year aftercare process including preparation of the Annual Aftercare Reports for the Minerals Planning Authority and attendance at aftercare monitoring meetings on site.
The following projects provide a snapshot overview of the range of projects we have worked on but cannot cover every example.
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