Site Design and Restoration
Minerals are essential to modern life however their exploitation can only succeed if the operation and the market are economically viable and if commercial and environmental risks are successfully controlled and managed. Hughes Craven can assist in maximising the commercial and economic benefits of a resource and can offer guidance on compliance with the increasingly rigorous environmental standards within which sites must operate.
To achieve this, our range of technical and professional services includes:
- Site design to maximise recovery and minimise sterilisation, including the preparation of phased working schemes and revision of existing schemes.
- Proposals to mitigate potential environmental impacts, including advanced landscaping and planting, environmental monitoring and liaison with regulators.
- Advice on restoration options to ensure the most beneficial afteruse, helping to generate a continued income stream once the original use has ceased. Previous schemes have involved the restoration of former mineral sites to marinas, holiday villages, nature reserves and a range of associated leisure developments.
- A review of aftercare options, including the mitigation of any potential liabilities, the identification of potential markets and the ultimate disposal of a site.