Dunbar Cement Works

Pleydell Smithyman Limited, has secured planning permission for Tarmac Cement and Lime Limited to construct a new cement mill and rail loading facility at their Dunbar Cement Works. Dunbar is the only cement production site in Scotland. The proposed developments are part of ongoing investment by Tarmac at the site to meet cement market requirements and further improve transport of products by rail.

We worked with Tarmac to provide planning and environmental support from the pre-application stage through to consent, advising on the best application strategy and proportionate environmental assessments. The team screened the proposal with the planning authority to establish EIA was not required and prepared a planning statement and visual assessments of the planning submission. The planning application was supported with strong visualisations and montages that clearly demonstrate the proposals can be assimilated within the existing built and landscape context.

The period for determination of the planning application was just three months allowing Tarmac and Pleydell Smithyman Limited to progress the development and focus on further projects at Dunbar.