Parkfield Road reserve

We created the Parkfield Road Nature Reserve in 2012 following removal of 263,000 tonnes of fill. Its success has now been recognised in the innovation category of an industry award scheme.
 

Recognition for nature reserve

 

The new Parkfield Road Nature Reserve in Rugby has been commended for innovation in a nationwide industry award scheme. We created the reserve in 2012 following removal of 263,000 tonnes of fill.  The resulting void was then landscaped to create a range of terrestrial and marginal aquatic habitats.

The former lime and clay quarry, close to the cement plant, had originally been landfilled in the 1980s and 1990s using material arising from the manufacture of cement. While it was done in accordance with licences that were valid at the time, we recognised that continuous management of groundwater and leachate levels did not represent a sustainable future for the site

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We opted for an innovative solution that lay in removing the fill material to our licensed and engineered landfill at Southam. The resulting void was then landscaped to create terrestrial and marginal aquatic habitat within a new 27-hectare nature reserve.

The new reserve includes floating reed beds, islands for bird nesting, linear mounds and drilled logs for ground nesting bees and calcareous grassland for butterflies.

 


Contact Information

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


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