28/10/2019

Divit Hill Quarry

Work on the restoration scheme for Divet Hill Quarry in Northumberland, designed for CEMEX by Dr Phil Putwain, ERS (UK) in collaboration with Elaina Kurs at Stephenson Halliday (Kendal)   contributed to the winner’s award within the Planned Restoration category of the Mineral Planning Association’s annual Quarries and Nature event. The restoration scheme involved the creation of Whin grassland on areas of raw dolerite rock left after the cessation of mineral extraction.

Whin grassland habitat on a rocky dolerite outcrop



Dianthus deltoides (maiden pink), a key Whin grassland species

Divit Hill Quarry

Work on the restoration scheme for Divet Hill Quarry in Northumberland, designed for CEMEX by Dr Phil Putwain, ERS (UK) in collaboration wit...