Stephenson Halliday prepared an environmental impact assessment (EIA) to extend and progressively restore Kirkby Slate Quarry on the edge of the Lake District National Park for Burlington Stone.

Our planning and landscape teams worked closely with the client to develop the working scheme and phasing plans for the proposal. We have provided ongoing planning advice to the client and have coordinated inputs to the environmental statement from several specialists. We have undertaken a detailed landscape and visual impact assessment and have prepared all supporting planning documentation for the application. Throughout the process, we led discussions with Cumbria County Council and other key consultees, including Natural England. We assisted with the public consultation exercise for the scheme, including meeting with local parish councils and attending public open days at the quarry. The full planning applications and EIA were submitted to Cumbria County Council in March 2016.