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Quarrying and mineral extraction in the Peak District

Many of the quarries and mines in the Peak District were operating before the area became a national Park in 1951. the national Park boundary was drawn so that it excluded many of the main limestone quarries in the Buxton area (which is why it is an odd shape). Old but extant planning permissions and society’s ongoing demand for

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GCSE Geography Quarrying in National Parks, building

The Peak District is another national park which contains limestone. There is a large limestone quarry near to the tourist honeypot of Castleton (Hope quarry). This produces large quantities of limestone that are turned into cement at the Hope cement works, which can be seen from miles away.

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Great Rocks Dale Wikipedia

The dale fell within the bounds of the mediaeval Forest of High Peak. The surrounding land was first farmed in about 1250, by people connected with the nearby hamlet of Tunstead. In 1867, an extension of the Manchester, Buxton, Matlock and Midlands Junction Railway was opened, running through the valley between Peak Forest and Millers Dale. This section of line remains open, for freight traffic, now known as the Great Rocks Line after this area.

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GeoBytesGCSE: Quarrying in a National Park

Apr 03, 2008 The Peak District is a major area of limestone quarrying, including works at Hope Quarry and Wirksworth Quarry. Hope Quarry is located close to Castleton. It began extraction in 1948, just before the area was designated a national park. 2 million tonnes of limestone are extracted each year, used to produce 10% of the UK's cement.

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Hope Cement Works Wikipedia

The plant started its first full year of production in 1929, and was initially producing 50,000 tonnes (55,000 tons) of cement per year. The plant was located at Hope, because it is at the edge of where carboniferous limestone of the Monsal Dale Group, meets shale (Edale Shale), the two main components of finished cement. The shale beds are to the north and east of the works, whereas the limestone is to the south. A byproduct of the lime quarrying process is the mineral fluorspar, which is used as a chemical feedstock.

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National Park orders company to stop quarrying in Peaks

Oct 22, 2011 NATIONAL PARK officials yesterday ordered a halt to quarrying in a top beauty spot. The move followed a meeting of the Peak District National Park Authority into

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BBC NEWS UK England Derbyshire Quarry public

Mar 29, 2006 A public inquiry into limestone quarrying in the Peak District has been cancelled only a few weeks before it was due to restart. It comes after

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Backdale Friends of the Peak District

According to the PDNPA website: “The long-running uncertainty over Backdale Quarry at Longstone Edge has ended in success for Peak District National Park landscape protectors. The former quarry at the eastern end of Longstone Edge, a prominent limestone ridge between Calver and Bakewell, has been permanently saved from mineral extraction.

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Decision re-affirmed on Tearsall Quarry site: Peak

Narendra Bajaria, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “The Court of Appeal ruling reduced but didn’t remove the potential for quarrying to cause serious damage to the landscape at Peak Pasture. Pay for damage caused to roads by lorries going to the quarry. Limestone from Tearsall Quarry will be kept on the site and

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Longstone Edge Wikipedia

Quarrying. The Edge has been, and is, intensively quarried for galena, fluorspar and barytes, and more controversially, limestone.Since Longstone Edge is a noted beauty spot and is located within the Peak District National Park there is strong local pressure for the quarrying to stop altogether.

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Limestone Quarry Peak District High Resolution Stock

Female jumping spider (Euophrys frontalis) guarding egg sac underneath a stone in disused limestone quarry, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, UK. June. Sheep on top of Eldon Hill Quarry (disused) is situated in the Peak District National Park in the county of Derbyshire.

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Quarries Derbyshire Peak District National Park Heritage

These quarries were an important source of building stone, grindstones for mills, paper pulping and the chemical industry. Historic England gives a “Strategic Stone Study A Building Stone Atlas of Derbyshire and The Peak National Park”. from South West Peak –. “Gritstone quarries.

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National Park orders company to stop quarrying in Peaks

Oct 22, 2011 NATIONAL PARK officials yesterday ordered a halt to quarrying in a top beauty spot. The move followed a meeting of the Peak District National Park Authority into

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Public inquiry into quarrying on Longstone Edge: Peak

Quarry operating company MMC Ltd and the landowner Bleaklow Industries Ltd are appealing against an enforcement notice issued by the Peak District National Park Authority, which believes the operating company is taking too much limestone from Backdale Quarry harming the landscape.

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Backdale Friends of the Peak District

Late 1990s UK quarrying company, RMC, takes a lease on the site and starts to extract large quantities of limestone along with fluorspar.1998 Pressure by the National Park Authority and a strong local and national campaign embarrasses RMC into quitting the site. July 2003 The landowner (Bleaklow Industries) leases the site to Merrimans.

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The Quarry, Peak District UK John Pardey Architects (JPA)

The Quarry house occupies the site of a former shallow stone quarry on a hillside located outside the village of Cressbrook, between the steep wooded valleys of Cressbrook Dale and the River Wye, to become the first modern house within the Peak District National Park. The house occupies the flat bed of the quarry and is backed by a rocky face

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Decision re-affirmed on Tearsall Quarry site: Peak

Decision re-affirmed on Tearsall Quarry site. A mining company’s application to work a Peak District open cast quarry for six years has been approved for a second time after being reconsidered in light of a legal decision. In January members of the Peak District National Park Authority decided to allow Glebe Mines to extract 660,000 tonnes of

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Mining and quarrying in the UK GOV.UK

UK mining and quarrying non-coal production has been broadly flat in recent years while coal production volumes have consistently fallen for the past three decades. National Park. 90% of

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10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Quarrying Limestone

May 03, 2018 Quarrying limestone is the process of removing this material from the ground. As with any quarrying process, there are certain pros and cons that must be evaluated. List of the Pros of Quarrying Limestone. 1. It can be an economic engine. Quarries can

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Bid to stop 'unlawful' quarrying BBC NEWS UK

May 09, 2006 The Peak District National Park Authority said this showed it intended to stop unlawful quarrying resuming at Backdale Quarry, near Bakewell. The row over the quarry involves a 1952 planning consent over how much limestone can be extracted. The authority said the notices will let it pursue a resolution to the dispute. Planning inquiry

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Breedon limestone quarry at Hope in the Peak District

Download this stock image: Breedon limestone quarry at Hope in the Peak District National Park from the visitor viewing platform 2C31NCW from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors.

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Mehmet Ekmekçi FWS

small area compared to the whole limestone outcrop, but its negative effects on the quality and quantity of the groundwater resources potential can extend further. REFERENCES Gunn, J., Hardman, D. &Lindesay, W., 1985, Problems of limestone quarrying in and adjacent to the Peak District National Park. Ann. de la Société Géologique de

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Report - Eldon Hill Quarry, Castleton, Derbyshire

Aug 23, 2020 1. The History Eldon Hill quarry is in the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, 4km south-west of Castleton. It is a 470-metre limestone hill of pure limestone, resulting from squeezing and upfolding of geological forces to form a dome.

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National Park orders company to stop quarrying in Peaks

Oct 22, 2011 NATIONAL PARK officials yesterday ordered a halt to quarrying in a top beauty spot. The move followed a meeting of the Peak District National Park Authority into

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Quarrying Friends of the Peak District

A really major problem in the Peak District was old planning permissions to quarry a variety of minerals. Most of these planning permissions (often called Old Mineral Permissions or OMPs) were granted over 50 years ago, at the time that the Peak District became a national park. They rarely include any need for backfilling or landscaping.

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Decision re-affirmed on Tearsall Quarry site: Peak

Narendra Bajaria, chair of the Peak District National Park Authority, said: “The Court of Appeal ruling reduced but didn’t remove the potential for quarrying to cause serious damage to the landscape at Peak Pasture. Pay for damage caused to roads by lorries going to the quarry. Limestone from Tearsall Quarry will be kept on the site and

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Public inquiry into quarrying on Longstone Edge: Peak

Quarry operating company MMC Ltd and the landowner Bleaklow Industries Ltd are appealing against an enforcement notice issued by the Peak District National Park Authority, which believes the operating company is taking too much limestone from Backdale Quarry harming the landscape.

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The Quarry, Peak District UK John Pardey Architects (JPA)

The Quarry house occupies the site of a former shallow stone quarry on a hillside located outside the village of Cressbrook, between the steep wooded valleys of Cressbrook Dale and the River Wye, to become the first modern house within the Peak District National Park.

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advantages and disadvantages of quarrying in the peak district

Limestone quarrying provides employment opportunities that support the local economy in towns around the quarry Disadvantages of limestone quarrying 1) Limestone quarries are visible form long distances and may permanently disfigure the local environment. limestone quarrying in the peak national park emmappen . limestone quarrying in the peak

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Lesson 17 Advantages and Disadvantages of Quarrying

Quarrying involves making huge ugly holes which permanently change the landscape. Quarrying processes, like blasting rocks apart with explosives, make lots of noise and dust in quiet, scenic areas. Quarrying destroys the habitats of animals and birds. The limestone needs to be transported away from the quarry — usually in lorries.

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Mining and quarrying in the UK GOV.UK

UK mining and quarrying non-coal production has been broadly flat in recent years while coal production volumes have consistently fallen for the past three decades. National Park. 90% of

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10 Advantages and Disadvantages of Quarrying Limestone

May 03, 2018 Quarrying limestone is the process of removing this material from the ground. As with any quarrying process, there are certain pros and cons that must be evaluated. List of the Pros of Quarrying Limestone. 1. It can be an economic engine. Quarries can

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Limestone Quarries Advantages And Disadvantages

Limestone quarries advantages and disadvantages. Advantages And Disadvantages Of A Quarry. advantages and disadvantages of living near a limestone quarry. GeoBytesGCSE Quarrying in a National Park. 29 Apr 2008 The Peak District is a major area of limestone quarrying, including works at Hope Quarry and Wirksworth Quarry. More Details

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NSC National Stone Centre

Run by a small group of volunteers and set within six former limestone quarries in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales, on the edge of the Peak District National Park, and close to the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the National Stone Centre (NSC) is a 40 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), for its geological formations, offering outdoor and indoor activities for all.

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Brown End Quarry Staffordshire Wildlife Trust

Brown End Quarry became the County’s first geological nature reserve when it was acquired by the Trust in 1987. Brown End was quarried for limestone from the mid 18th Century until 1950, when its inclusion within the Peak National Park restricted further development. Quarrying

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New British Coalition Seeks to Block Quarry in National Park

Apr 25, 2008 The Peak District National Park Authority has expressed its gratitude to community and environmental groups for their continued support in its action to stop alleged harmful quarrying

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grough — Peak District bosses order end to quarrying at

Nov 21, 2013 National park bosses have made an order stopping quarrying at a site surrounded by controversy. Members of the Peak District National Park Authority’s planning committee agreed to a prohibition order on further mineral extraction at a quarry on Longstone Edge, where a protracted battle was fought over mining at Backdale, a short distance away.

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