Practical and effective advice to operators and landowners in establishing a quarry from day one. Searching for; appraising potential; acquiring, sometimes through options and leases, licences, or purchase; gaining planning permissions and other consents and eventual reclamation, restoration and the development of an after-use. Throughout the process we can advise, as required, on rights of way, way-leaves, easements, land tenure and biodiversity management.
Natural Building Stone
We are the foremost agents for natural building stone quarries in the south-west dealing with Cotswold, Ham, Portland, Purbeck, Lias, Pennant and other stones.
Applications for Planning Permission and Environmental Permits.
Preparation of successful planning applications for large and small developments.
Advice in the Review of Old Mineral Planning Permissions. Schemes to satisfy planning conditions. Involvement in monitoring visits on behalf of operators and follow up actions. For significant schemes we prepare the Environmental Impact Assessment. For planning appeals we manage the written submission or public inquiry on behalf of the quarry operator and act as expert witness in appeals or Court cases.
We act on behalf of quarry operators and landowners in planning policy and Mineral Development Framework processes.
Compensation Claims, Business Rates, Valuations and advice on Aggregates Levy and Landfill Tax.