Hundford Quarry Plans

We have announced plans to extend our Hyndford Quarry near Lanark. These pages have been created to provide the local community with information and to invite comments.

 

 

Our Hyndford Quarry has been working the sand and gravel of the Clyde valley since the 1960s. It provides jobs for 15 local people, with a further 50 employed in support roles such as delivery, maintenance and administration. Our company has a long history in Scotland, trading previously as Alexander Russell, Scottish Aggregates and RMC.

Hyndford is a key part of our production network, producing not just sand and gravel but concrete and concrete blocks. It lies in a meander of the river just to the south east of Lanark and has been the source from which many local homes, schools, hospital and other essentials have been built. It also supplies projects in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the wider Clyde valley and is thus an important contributor to Scotland’s economy. Projects that have benefited include Erskine Bridge, Faslane Naval Base, Whitelee Wind Farm, Hairmyres, Wishaw Hospital and the M74 and M80 extensions.

Hyndford Quarry has an excellent environmental record and has already restored more than 150 acres of quarried land to agriculture. It has also created a variety of habitats for wildlife such as badgers, roe deer, bats and a wide variety of birds

With just six years of reserves remaining, we need to achieve permission for an extension if Hyndford Quarry is to continue its important role in Scotland's economy. After several years of local consultation, a planning application was submitted to South Lanarkshire Council in November 2012 for an extension into areas to the south and west of the existing site. It would increase our permitted reserves from five to ten million tonnes and mean that the quarry could operate until 2032 instead of 2027.

The Bonnington Parkland landscape has existed since the 16th century but is now degraded with the loss of much of its original character. The proposed development offers an opportunity to make a sustainable  intervention and introduce a new long-term management strategy.


Contact Information

To make a comment or for further information please contact Mark Kelly at planninggb@cemex.com.


Issues

The proposals
A brief overview of what is planned. > more


Enhancement and restoration
The project creates a rare opportunity to restore a degraded landscape. > more


Agriculture
The plans involve restoration to an undulating agricultural landscape in a parkland setting. > more


Ecology
The work proposed will create new habitats for bats, owls, badgers, otters and much more. > more


Public access
Our plans include provision for increased public access and enjoyment. > more


Non-technical summary
You can view a copy of the non-technical summary of our proposals. > here