Permit application for new Mid Devon District Council waste facility, opened July 2017, which included fire resistant storage bays, flood doors and a new water storage system. The site has been given the thumbs-up from the Environment Agency.
Engineering the site base for the new HWRC on St Mary’s Isles of Scilly. Leppitt Associates are currently training operatives at the site.
A successful planning application for a new asphalt plant near Launceston on behalf of CORMAC Solutions Ltd.
As well as managing and compiling the application, Leppitt Associates: prepared the Overview documents; undertook the gas survey and monitoring of historic gas boreholes as part of the initial Contaminated Land Survey; and compiled the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal with accompanying Mitigation Proposals and Planting Scheme. This was a complex application for redevelopment of a former municipal landfill site currently used as an inert waste transfer station and for aggregate processing.
Recovery Plan and Permit for Callywith Quarry, Bodmin, to in-fill the finished quarry void and restore to agricultural grassland
We have been working at South Crofty Mine for nearly 15 years. We devised and managed mitigation to conserve rare metalliferous bryophytes during site development, starting with construction of the link road in the north. A multidisciplinary team of geologists from Western United Mines, civil engineers from Parsons Brinkerhoff and bryophyte specialist Des Callaghan identified and excavated surface deposits of mine waste with particularly high concentrations of Copper. These were used to make alternative habitat outside the development zone – we hope Des will return to the site in 2018 to perform the first survey. Construction of new mine infrastructure will also commence in 2018. As the development proceeds there will be new areas heathland for reptiles, specialist butterfly habitat and a translocation programme for lichens. We will be demolishing a disused chimney stack and reusing the stonework in invertebrate, bat and lichen-friendly structures.