Aggregate Industries Ltd

Environment

UEPG Sustainable Development Awards 2020

Leeds -

Aggregate Industries have been restoring Blackhill Quarry for the benefit of nature conservation in partnership with the RSPB for 25 years. The quarry is surrounded by internationally designated heathland habitats and the ambition has always been to restore the quarry area to a similar quality. Heathland restoration has been through sparing use of indigenous soils and allowing natural regeneration. Swaleing has also been used as part of the heathland management. Guided tours on tractor and trailer are held every summer as part of East Devon Heath Week to show the restoration that has been done and is ongoing.

United Kingdom (UK)