Isle of Man - quarry extension design and reserve assessment

Isle of Man - quarry extension design and reserve assessment

In a remote upland area of the Isle of Man, Cringle Quarry produces aggregate and small amounts of building stone. It's run by A V Craine and Sons - a family business. With the current permitted reserve nearing exhaustion, they were looking to apply for planning permission to extend the quarry and provide further reserves. They instructed us to produce a design for a quarry extension that could be included as part of a new planning application.

 

Following the requirements of the Quarry Regulations 1999, we used 3D modelling software to create our concept design. The existing face of over 35m in height was split into three smaller faces, with benches designed between them.

 

Using this design we were able to calculate the potential available reserve within the extension area - and produced a phased scheme of work which extended the life of the quarry for a further twenty years. Planning permission for the extension to the quarry was successfully secured.