Mineral & Waste

We provide tailor made environmental, ecological and commercial solutions to the minerals and waste sector including site assessment, Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments, after use and restoration Schemes, business planning, restoration audits and planning applications. We produce robust evidence based research upon which logical and defendable design assessment and informed decisions can be made. We have and are currently working on projects within World Heritage Sites, National Parks, AONBs, Conservation Areas and a variety of Ecological, Heritage and Sensitive Landscapes - both rural and urban.

Clifton Quarry

Client: Tarmac Limited

Pleydell Smithyman Limited, on behalf of Tarmac Trading Limited, have secured planning permission for the phased extraction of approximately 2.2 million tonnes of sand and gravel and a new concrete batching plant...

Ecology: Meriden Quarry

Client: Tarmac Limited

Pleydell Smithyman Limited was commissioned to undertake a variety of update ecological surveys with respect to a proposed extension to the existing sand and gravel quarry. The surveys were required to help...

Stowfield Quarry

Client: Tarmac Limited

Pleydell Smithyman were integral in obtaining a large scale quarry extension for Stowfield Quarry, a regionally important reserve of limestone, located within the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty....

Common and Warren Farm

Client: Greenfield Associates 

The team at Pleydell Smithyman Limited have assisted in securing planning permission for a proposed mineral development at Common and Warren Farm in Solihull.

The site is...