Killerby sand and gravel quarry

Killerby sand and gravel quarry

We were appointed by Tarmac to prepare and manage the Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and Planning Applications for the extraction of sand and gravel at Killerby Quarry, situated in North Yorkshire on the south western flank of the gently sloping valley formed by the River Swale.

We initially prepared scoping reports for submission to North Yorkshire County Council outlining the proposed developments and the potential environmental impacts. The responses to these scoping reports informed the scope of works for the EIAs.

A public consultation event was held by Tarmac for the Killerby Quarry proposals which we attended and prepared leaflets and presentation boards. We managed the production of the EIAs and carried out various assessments including: landscape and visual impact, soils and agriculture, water resources, air quality, noise, vibration, cultural heritage, flora and fauna and transport.

Working with closely with Tarmac we developed the phasing of the proposed operations and the design of restoration proposals incorporating mitigation measures identified during the EIA process. The restoration proposals included irregular shaped lakes bordered by retained trees in order to provide an ornithological habitat. Proposed planting would maintain key green corridors within and around the site, new wetlands would enhance the ecological value of the river corridor in the longer term.