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Stephenson Halliday are in the process of preparing an EIA for proposals to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National Park for Burlington Slate. Our planning and landscape teams have been working closely with our client to develop the working scheme and phasing plans for the proposal.  […]

Stephenson Halliday Ltd was commissioned by West Cumbria Mining Ltd to submit notifications of intention to develop for four exploratory boreholes in West Cumbria. These boreholes are the first stage of a programme to determine the quality and extent of the coal bed which extends throughout the St Bees area of West Cumbria and offshore. […]

Stephenson Halliday Ltd was initially commissioned by SRG to design a restoration scheme for the Spireslack complex including the infilling of the remnant Grasshill and Spireslack voids. The restoration design recreated a rolling moorland landscape, dissected by steep sided burns, together with a loch and run-of-river hydro-electric scheme. Following this work we coordinated the Environmental […]

Leeming Quarry produces an attractive buff coloured sandstone for restoration and new build projects in the local area. Stonyhurst college is built from Leeming stone and the quarry was able to supply all the stone needed for the large extension to the college. Stephenson Halliday was commissioned to design a phased working method and restoration […]

Stephenson Halliday coordinated the Environmental Statement to accompany the planning application for a major twenty five year extension of this limestone quarry. The practice carried out a detailed assessment of the landscape and visual effects of the proposal, which informed the development of the phased method of working and enabled mitigation measures to be designed […]

Thomas Armstrong have been extracting sand from a ridge of fluvio glacial sand near Westnewton for over 50 years. A processing bagging plant at New Cowper had been supplied from a number of satellite quarries. As the supply from the last of these was close to exhaustion, Stephenson Halliday were engaged to prepare a scheme […]

Stephenson Halliday co-ordinated the planning application for the proposed surface mine reclamation development incorporating the following stages: Preparation of a Scoping Opinion Request Report; Assistance with the development of the proposed working scheme and final restoration proposals; Co-ordination of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA’s); Preparation of a landscape and visual impact assessment; Preparation and submission […]

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 staff. The principle source of supply for this plant is Birkshead Mine, which extracts 60-65,000 tonnes per annum of gypsum by underground mining, and desulphorgypsum. Jointly with British Gypsum, Stephenson Halliday […]

Stephenson Halliday co-ordinated the Environmental Statement to accompany the planning application for an extension to the existing sand quarry operations. The extension provided an additional 760,000 tonnes of sand to be worked over a period of 12 years including recycling and waste transfer activities. The restoration proposals focus upon the development of the site into a […]