Thursday, 31 January 2013

A good news story from DCC

Following our earlier post, DCC's Minerals Officer has notified us of a press release closer to home from Devon Wildlife Trust, showing that, despite the National Trust's unsuccessful proposals for quarries in Shropshire, restoration of a former quarry can indeed be successful. So, for balance:
Devon Wildlife Trust have acquired the recently-restored Meeth Quarry near Hatherleigh for management as a nature reserve. The mineral operator, Imerys, had restored the site in accordance with their planning permission prior to putting it on the market, with the restoration having biodiversity as its main aim as illustrated by the approved plans.