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Click for largerThreshfield Quarry

Lafarge Tarmac
Location: North Yorkshire

 
 

The original plans for restoration of Lafarge Tarmac's Threshfield Quarry in the Yorkshire Dales National Park involved covering the floor with soil and using it for agriculture. But then the national park authority and National England both asked for a rethink which allowed nature to take a lead.

While the company has planted new trees, created three large ponds, rebuilt dry stone walls and created footpaths, much of the rest of the regeneration here will happen naturally over time. Old lime kilns and other buildings are being retained in an area of the quarry that is being leased to a community group for arts, heritage and business uses.

The vision is of a place that becomes a tourist venue within the national park. And with 700 visitors turning up for an open day, the community already loves this new asset to its beautiful countryside.

 

 
 

'Realising the Potential...Progress and Partnership' – Biodiversity and The Mineral Products Association.

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