Stephenson Halliday coordinated an environmental impact assessment and prepared all planning work for the proposed Caysbriggs Quarry, Lossiemouth, Scotland, UK.

The proposal involved mineral extraction from the extension area and the retention of the current processing area. The proposed extraction has been designed over several phases and was expected to take place over 20–26 years, with progressive restoration to woodland. We coordinated and managed a team of specialist consultants to produce a robust environmental impact assessment report following the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.

We ensured EIA consistency, produced the quarry phasing and restoration plans, landscape and visual impact assessment and introductory and concluding chapters of the EIA. We also reviewed the technical chapters, assessments and appendices. We produced and submitted the non-technical summary and planning statement for submission in support of the planning application. In addition, we coordinated the pre-application consultation process with the local community and organised and attended a public exhibition. The planning application was submitted to Moray Council in March 2018 and is current progressing through the planning application determination process.