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Appendix 3: Site Allocation Development Briefs

The purpose of the site development briefs is to identify the key site specific issues that will need to be addressed as part of the detailed planning application process for each of the allocated quarries. The options for biodiversity led restoration have been identified through the development of a biodiversity opportunity mapping project which seeks to identify opportunities for the enhancement, expansion, creation and re-linking of wildlife habitats across the county.

MP2l – Bawtry Road west

Grid reference: 467589, 395160

District: Bassetlaw District Council

Parish: Misson Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 694,000 tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Lowland Fens
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland although it should be noted that the site is adjacent to a former quarry area known as Rugged Butts (SINC/LWS 2/969), which is now a significant area of acid grassland. It may therefore be appropriate to seek to expand this area by creating similar habitats within the restoration at Bawtry Road North. There is also potential for flood risk improvements as part of the restoration.

Location

  • South west of Mission and north east of Newington
  • See Policies Map Inset 2

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Indirect impact on the setting of the designated heritage assets at Austerfield and Misson and on the nearby valuable cluster of LWSs and SSSIs around Newington and Misson should be considered
  • Woodland area along disused railway line should be retained
  • Hedge planting along northern boundary and eastern edge of the site
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Restore' - actions should encourage the conservation of distinctive features in good condition, whilst restoring elements or areas in poorer condition and removing or mitigating detracting features.
  • High potential for the site to contain non-designated archaeology.

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP2e - Bawtry Road)
  • Lorry routing and signage agreements to avoid the village of Misson to be retained

Amenity

  • Misson Byway No.2 (Byrons Lane), which follows the northern boundary of the site should be protected.

Water and flooding

  • Potential indirect hydrological links to the Hatfield Moor SAC.

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is within a Source Protection Zone 3 and underlain by a Principal Aquifer.

MP2n – Scrooby North

Grid reference: 465400, 389809

District: Bassetlaw District Council

Parish: Scrooby Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 390,000 tonnes available during the plan period.

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of the site should be primarily biodiversity-led, however the higher quality agricultural soils should be taken into account in the final restoration proposal reflecting policy DM3; Agricultural land and soil quality. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Lowland Fens
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland.

Location

  • North west of Ranskill
  • See Policies Map Inset 3

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Working should avoid impacts on designated sites in the local area including Scrooby sand pits.
  • Gap up hedgerow to north boundary and plant new hedgerow to eastern and southern boundaries
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Reinforce' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, and strengthen and reinforce those features that may be vulnerable.
  • Site is within an area with historical records of nightjar and woodlark.
  • Potential indirect links to the Birklands and Bilhaugh SAC and Sherwood Forest p SPA.

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP3d – Scrooby Top)
  • Strategic Transport Assessment advises segregated HGV right-turn into site
  • Access through existing areas must not bring about unacceptable restoration delays

Amenity

  • Restoration could create a new access from Green Lane (Scrooby Bridleway 4) to Scrooby Bridleway 1

Water and flooding

  • Two licensed abstractions lie within the site. If dewatering occurs there is the potential that levels in the lagoon could be lowered, restricting abstraction
  • Site lies within Ranskill Brook WFD water body which is currently undergoing a hydrological investigation to ascertain reasons for low flows

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is within a Source Protection Zone 3 and underlain by a Principal Aquifer.

MP2m – Scrooby Thompson Land

Grid reference: 465749, 388835

District: Bassetlaw District Council

Parish: Scrooby Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 400,000 tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of the site should be primarily biodiversity-led, however the higher quality agricultural soils should be taken into account in the final restoration proposal reflecting policy DM3; Agricultural land and soil quality. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Lowland Fens
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland.

Location

  • North west of Ranskill
  • See Policies Map Inset 3

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Working should avoid impacts on designated sites in the local area including Scrooby sand pits.
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Reinforce' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, and strengthen and reinforce those features that may be vulnerable
  • Site is within an area with historical records of nightjar and woodlark.
  • High potential for the site to contain non-designated archaeology.
  • Potential impacts on the setting of listed buildings at Scrooby Top Farmhouse and Cottages.
  • Potential indirect links to the Birklands and Bilhaugh SAC and Sherwood Forest p SPA.

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP3d – Scrooby Top)
  • Strategic Transport Assessment advises segregated HGV right-turn into site
  • Access through existing areas must not bring about unacceptable restoration delays

Amenity

  • Potential for creation of permissive or definitive access to restored areas
  • Screening should be provided from residential properties to the north west of the site.

Water and flooding

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is within a Source Protection Zone 3 and underlain by a Principal Aquifer.

MP2r – Botany Bay

Grid reference: 467375, 383389

District: Basetlaw District Council

Parish: Barnby Moor, Sutton and Babworth Parish Councils

Total mineral resource: 2.44 million tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of the site should be primarily biodiversity-led, however the high quality agricultural soils should be taken into account in the final restoration proposal reflecting policy DM3; Agricultural land and soil quality. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Lowland Fens
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland, and should complement existing habitats present at the nearby Daneshill Lakes LNR and Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

Location

  • South east of Barnby Moor and north west of Retford
  • See Policies Map Inset 5

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Potential indirect impacts to the Birklands and Bilhaugh SAC and Sherwood Forest p SPA.
  • Protection of nearby Chesterfield Canal, Ranby Hall and Babworth Park and indirect impact on the nearby cluster of LWSs and SSSIs around Sutton and Lound and Daneshill must be considered
  • Create stand off to protect vegetation along the canal
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: majority of the site is 'Conserve and Reinforce' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, and strengthen and reinforce those features that may be vulnerable, with the remainder (one field to the north west) 'Conserve and Create' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, whilst creating new features or areas where they have been lost or are in poor condition.
  • There is potential for the site to contain non-designated archaeology

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway to north of the site on to the A638

Amenity

  • Restoration provides opportunity to link the Chesterfield Canal (Cuckoo Way Long Distance footpath) to Barnby Moor and Sutton cum Lound
  • Provide adequate screening to all sides of the processing plant and along the length of the Chesterfield Canal.
  • Create stand off to protect vegetation along A638 and Sutton Lane which are important screening features

Water and flooding

  • Low groundwater levels may affect ability to provide wetland features
  • Ensure that 9m stand off from watercourse that crosses the site would be adequate to withstand any ingress of water into the quarry.

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is within a Source Protection Zone 3 and underlain by a Principal Aquifer.

Other

Take account of the high pressure gas line running across the site in the design and restoration of the site.

MP2o – Langford Lowfields South and west

Grid reference: 481150, 359663

District: Newark and Sherwood District Council

Parish: Holme Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 3.6 million tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of this site should be biodiversity-led as it has the potential to provide new areas of wetland to increase the overall resource and in doing so contribute to aspirations for this habitat over a 50 year time frame, as per the Trent Valley Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Project. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Neutral Grassland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland

Restoration of this site has the potential to provide significant new areas of wetland habitats to increase the overall resource and in doing so contribute to aspirations for these habitats over a 50 year time frame, as per the Trent Valley Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Project. The approach to restoration across this site and the other sites in the Collingham and Besthorpe area should ideally be co-ordinated through a Master-planning process, or similar, to ensure that opportunities are maximised.

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland. Given the proximity of the site to Langford Lowfields, Besthorpe and Cromwell quarries, the restoration plan should aim to complement existing and proposed restoration schemes as well as existing habitats to maximise biodiversity gain in the area.

As the site lies within an area of very high multiple environmental sensitivity for ecology, heritage and landscape, the biodiversity-led restoration outlined above should be sensitive to these elements. The site also covers a multiple environmental sensitivity hotspot for heritage (as per the Trent Valley Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity Project).

Location

  • South west of Colingham and north east of Holme
  • See Policies Map Inset 11

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Impact on nearby Scheduled Ancient Monument and listed buildings and their settings, including Church of St Bartholomew, Langford Old Hall, Langford Crossing Gate House must be considered
  • High archaeological potential to be managed through appropriate survey methods
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Create and Reinforce' – actions should strengthen or reinforce distinctive features and patterns in the landscape, whilst creating new features or areas where they have been lost or are in poor condition

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP2i – Langford Lowfields)
  • Existing HGV routing agreement to be maintained

Amenity

  • Consideration of impact on Langford footpath 3 and 7, which runs between this extension and the existing site; protection (and stability issues) or rerouting need to be considered
  • Restoration provides an opportunity to link Langford footpath 3 with the minor road from Holme East to Langford Church
  • Screening from eastern edge of Holme and from Langford Crossing Cottage, to be provided by offsite management of intervening hedgerows

Water and flooding

  • No excavation within 45m of the two flood defences or the River Trent
  • Ensure the 9m easements from watercourses that form the western, northern and eastern boundaries of the site are suitable to withstand ingress of water into the quarry.
  • Site must be designed and constructed to remain operational and safe for users in times of flood, result in no net loss of floodplain storage, not impede water flows and not increase flood risk elsewhere

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is underlain by a Secondary Aquifer
  • Mitigation of potential flooding as part of site lies in Flood Zone 3
  • The impact of existing flood defences failing


MP2p – Langford Lowfields North

Grid reference: 481811, 361325

District: Newark and Sherwood District Council

Parish: Collingham Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 4.7 million tonnes available during the plan period

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of this site should be biodiversity-led as it has the potential to provide new areas of wetland to increase the overall resource and in doing so contribute to aspirations for this habitat over a 5-10 year time frame, as per the Trent Valley Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Project. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Neutral Grassland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland

Restoration of this site has the potential to provide significant new areas of wetland habitats to increase the overall resource and in doing so contribute to aspirations for these habitats over a 50 year time frame, as per the Trent Valley Biodiversity Opportunity Mapping Project. The approach to restoration across this site and the other sites in the Collingham and Besthorpe area should ideally be co-ordinated through a Master-planning process, or similar, to ensure that opportunities are maximised.

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland. Given the proximity of the site to Langford Lowfields, Besthorpe and Cromwell quarries, the restoration plan should aim to complement existing and proposed restoration schemes as well as existing habitats to maximise biodiversity gain in the area.

As the site lies within an area of very high multiple environmental sensitivity for ecology, heritage and landscape, the biodiversity-led restoration outlined above should be sensitive to these elements. This is particularly important to the eastern edge where the site is bounded by a multiple environmental sensitivity hotspot for ecology, heritage and landscape (as per the Trent Valley Areas of Multiple Environmental Sensitivity Project).

Location

  • South west of Colingham and north east of Holme
  • See Policies Map Inset 11

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Protection of the nearby Conservation Area of Collingham and its listed buildings. Reference should also be made to the Collingham Conservation Area Character Appraisal (CACA)
  • Protection of Horse Pool LWS and Besthorpe Meadow SSSI must be considered
  • High archaeological potential to be managed through appropriate survey methods
  • Retain existing strong mixed species hedgerows and incorporate into restoration design as far as possible
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Create and Reinforce' – actions should strengthen or reinforce distinctive features and patterns in the landscape, whilst creating new features or areas where they have been lost or are in poor condition
  • High potential for the site to contain non-designated archaeology

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP2i – Langford Lowfields)
  • Existing HGV routing agreement to be maintained

Amenity

  • Protection or suitable management of South Collingham footpath 1, Langford footpaths 9 and 10 and footpath 21
  • Opportunity through restoration phase to resolve the anomaly of South Clifton footpath 2, which is currently dead-ended
  • Provide screening of site from Westfield Farm

Water and flooding

  • Ensure the 9m easement from the watercourse along the southern boundary is suitable to withstand ingress of water into the quarry.
  • Site must be designed and constructed to remain operational and safe for users in times of flood, result in no net loss of floodplain storage, not impede water flows and not increase flood risk elsewhere

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths
  • Mitigation of potential flooding as site lies in Flood Zone 3
  • Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is underlain by a Secondary Aquifer
  • The impact of existing flood defences failing

Other

  • The site is crossed by a National Grid high voltage overhead electricity transmission line (4VK route)

MP2s - Mill Hill near Barton in Fabis

Grid reference: 453142, 333775

District: Rushcliffe Parish Council

Parish: Barton in Fabis Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 3.4 million tonnes

Quarry restoration

Restoration should be biodiversity-led, and precise details will be dependent upon landform and substrate characteristics. However, restoration should target the creation of:

  • Wet Grassland (Floodplain Grazing Marsh)
  • Reedbed
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Ponds

Other habitats that may be appropriate for creation include:

  • Lowland Neutral Grassland
  • Wet Woodland
  • Mixed Ash-dominated Woodland (Lowland Mixed Deciduous Woodland)

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland (although there may be limited opportunities for the latter along the bluff on the eastern side of the site), and should complement existing wetland habitat in the vicinity. Opportunities for created habitats to have multi-functional benefits (flood storage) should be explored, and taken where possible.

Location

  • North east of Barton in Fabis village and west/south west of Clifton
  • See Policies Map Inset 18

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Direct and indirect impact on SINCs within and near the site and indirect impacts on Holme Pit SSSI must be considered
  • High archaeological potential to be managed, including use of metal detector on conveyor belt
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Enhance' - emphasis should be to improve existing features which may not be currently well- managed or where existing features are of good quality but could be of greater benefit if improved.

Access and transport

  • Access on to the public highway to east of the site on to the old A453

Amenity

  • Protection or suitable management of Barton in Fabis footpaths FP2, FP69 and BW1

Water and flooding

  • Mitigation of potential flooding should be considered through a Flood Risk Assessment as site lies in Flood Zone 3. No excavation within 45m of the toe of any flood defence or the River Trent itself


MP2q – East Leake North

Grid reference: 456767, 325464

District: Rushcliffe Borough Council

Parish: Costock Parish Council

Total mineral resource: Approximately 750,000 tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration of the site should be primarily biodiversity-led, however the higher quality agricultural soils should be taken into account in the final restoration proposal reflecting policy DM3; Agricultural land and soil quality. Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Neutral Grassland
  • Floodplain Grazing Marsh
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Mixed Ash-dominated Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland.

Location

  • South east of East Leake, south west of Costock and north west of Rempstone
  • See Policies Map Inset 20

Environmental and cultural designations

  • High archaeology potential to be managed through appropriate survey methods
  • Retain internal hedgerows and hedgerow trees as far as possible
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Enhance' - actions should protect or safeguard key features and characteristics and improve existing features which may not be currently well-managed or where existing features are of good quality but could be of greater benefit if improved.
  • Potential impact on the site of Old St Peters Church, the settings of conservation areas (Costock & East Leake) and listed buildings (Grade II listed Rempstone Hall and Grade II* Stanford Hall).

Access and transport

  • Possible continued use of existing access (from MP2j – East Leake) on to public highway

Amenity

  • Protection of East Leake footpath 1, an important route adjoining a section of the southern boundary of the site
  • Provide screening from site to property to the north, west and north-west.

Water and flooding

  • Flooding issues downstream require strict control of water discharge from this site.

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and ground water flooding
  • Overland flow paths

Potential impact on the groundwater resource as the site is underlain by a Secondary Aquifer.


MP3e – Bestwood 2 East & MP3f - Bestwood 2 North

Grid reference: 457333, 352598

District: Gedling Borough Council

Parish: Ravenshead Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 2.2 million tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Target restoration will depend on landform, and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Ponds
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland. Heathland/ Acid Grassland habitats should be priorities for creation; however, Oak-birch Woodland creation may be required to mitigate against the loss of exiting woodland from within Longdale Plantation (SINC/LWS 2/363).

Location

  • South of Ravenshead
  • See Policies Map Inset 14

Environmental and cultural designations

  • The restoration scheme would have to demonstrate that the loss of the LWS could be outweighed by the greater than County need for the development and that high quality habitat, at least equal to that which would be lost, could be established and maintained in the long term
  • Indirect impact on the setting of various Scheduled Ancient Monuments, registered parks and gardens, conservation areas and listed buildings (associated with Papplewick Pumping Station, Newstead Abbey and Papplewick Hall) must be considered
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Reinforce' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, and strengthen and reinforce those features that may be vulnerable

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP3b – Bestwood 2)

Amenity

  • Potential to create right of way links through restoration

Water and flooding

  • Mitigation of potential flooding should be considered through a Flood Risk Assessment.
  • Assess potential Impact on groundwater and surface water quality through environmental assessment (including impact on Source Protection Zone 3 and the Principal Aquifer).

MP3g – Scrooby Top North

Grid reference: 464999, 389528

District: Bassetlaw District Council

Parish: Scrooby Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 1.68 million tonnes available over the plan period

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Restoration should include agricultural and biodiversity-led elements. Target restoration will depend on landform, and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Lowland Dry Acid Grassland
  • Lowland Heathland
  • Marsh and Swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Ponds
  • Wet Woodland
  • Oak-birch Woodland

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland.

Location

  • North west of Ranskill
  • See Policies Map Inset 3

Environmental and cultural designations

  • Impacts on ecological interest of Scrooby Sand Pits must be considered
  • High archaeological potential to be managed through appropriate survey methods
  • Protect and retain character of existing Green Land (Scrooby BW4) to north and north west of the site.
  • Retain existing woodland strips to western edge of site which provide screening from A638 and plant additional mixed species hedgerow to north, east and southern boundaries of the site
  • Consideration of Landscape Character Assessment, Policy Zone recommendation: 'Conserve and Reinforce' – actions should conserve distinctive features and features in good condition, and strengthen and reinforce those features that may be vulnerable
  • Consideration of historic records of nightjar and woodlark on the site, which are protected under the Birds Directive and the Conservation Regulations 2010.

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site (MP3d – Scrooby Top)

Water and flooding

  • Assess potential Impact on groundwater and surface water quality through environmental assessment (including impact on Source Protection Zone 3 and the Principal Aquifer).

A Flood Risk Assessment should address:

  • Surface and groundwater water flooding
  • Mitigation of potential flooding


MP6c Woodborough Lane

Grid reference: 460676, 347019

District: Gedling Borough Council

Parish: Lambley Parish Council, Woodborough Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 2.7 million cubic metres

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Target restoration will depend on landform, hydrology and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Species-rich neutral grassland (meadows)
  • Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
  • Ponds
  • Hedgerows
  • Marsh and swamp
  • Reedbed

Restoration should seek to maximise the biodiversity value of the site, the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland, although efforts should be made to retain as many of the mature trees as possible.

Location

  • North-east of Arnold, to the south of Calverton.
  • See Policies Map Inset 16

Environmental and cultural designations

  • None within close proximity to the site. Non-designated heritage assets associated with Arnold Lodge Farm are adjacent to the site's north-west boundary.

Access and transport

  • The proposed northern extension will not require haulage along the road network and is proposed to include a crossing point between the northern site and the existing quarry to the south generally in the area indicated circled red on the above. Further details of this crossing point would be needed for further assessment.
  • Existing restrictions on HGV movements at the brick works would be carried forward.

Amenity

  • Woodborough Footpath No. 9 and Arnold Footpath No. 7, do not fall within the site area, but may be impacted by mineral transport to the Dorket Head site south of the B684 and the brickworks.
  • Arnold Lodge Farm is adjacent to the site and Lambley House and Barn Farm, and north-eastern areas of Arnold are within the wider area. Aside from Arnold Lodge Farm these are all at a distance whereby environmental impacts would be unlikely, but should still be investigated and appropriate mitigation proposed where necessary.

Water and flooding

  • The proposed site is situated in flood zone 1, with no concern expressed in respect of water protection or flood risk.


MP7c – Bantycock quarry south

Grid reference: 481165, 348611

District: Newark and Sherwood District Council

Parish: Fernwood Parish Council

Total mineral resource: 7.5-8.5 million tonnes

Quarry restoration

All proposals for restoration schemes should be in line with the County Council's approach to Biodiversity-Led Restoration contained within Policy SP3.

Target restoration will depend on landform, and substrate characteristics. However, priority habitats could include:

  • Calcareous grassland (on drier areas)
  • Floodplain grazing marsh/seasonally wet grassland (on lower areas)
  • Marsh and swamp
  • Reedbed
  • Lowland mixed deciduous woodland
  • Wet woodland
  • Hedgerows
  • Ditches
  • Ponds

Restoration should seek to maximise the extent of target habitat(s) and avoid habitat packing, where small areas of lots of habitats are packed into the site. Priority should be given to wetland/open habitats rather than woodland. Restoration involving the return of land to agriculture and nature conservation corridors should complement the approved restoration scheme for the existing quarry to the north, and the Staple Land Quarry landfill to the west.

Any proposed habitats should be appropriate for the Trent and Belvoir Vales National Character Area. Effort should be made to retain as many existing habitat features as possible, especially given the potential loss of Cowtham House Arable LWS and at least partial loss of Shire Dyke, Balderton South LWS.

Location

  • South of Newark on Trent, to the south-west of Fernwood.
  • See Policies Map Inset 17

Environmental and cultural designations

  • The restoration scheme would have to demonstrate that the loss of the LWSs (Cowtham House Arable LWS and Shire Dyke Balderton South LWS are within the site area) could be outweighed by the greater than County need for the development and that high quality habitat, at least equal to that which would be lost, could be established and maintained in the long term.

Access and transport

  • Access on to public highway as per existing site to the north (Bantycock Quarry).
  • Over time access arrangements will be affected by the Newark Southern Link Road which is currently only partially built.

Amenity

  • Potential to create right of way links through restoration, extending those proposed for northern extraction areas and linking into Cotham FP7.

Water and flooding

  • Mitigation of potential flooding should be considered through a Flood Risk Assessment.

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