Corylus was commissioned by Raymond Brown Minerals and Waste to provide landscape consultancy in support a Planning Application and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for a major extension to Binnegar Sand Quarry near Wareham in Dorset.
Corylus undertook a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment as part of comprehensive EIA, and were lead consultants in the preparation a phased extraction scheme and the design of an environmentally sensitive restoration scheme.
The extraction scheme required careful design in order to mitigate any potential landscape and visual impacts upon the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, located immediately to the south of the site. The restoration scheme provided for significant ecological mitigation and enhancement, linking with surrounding areas of heathland habitat and a number of designated SACs (Special Areas of Conservation) within close proximity to the site.
Corylus was also engaged to prepare a Landscape and Ecological Management Plan for the site in collaboration with the Project Ecologist.