Minerals Extraction

Aggregates being extractedMineral extraction is aggregates and commenced in 1980, Hanson Aggregates (UK) are the mineral operators and occupy the land on a 20 year lease. Output is approximately 250 tonnes of gravel per annum.

The quarries are “wet” sites and the minerals are extracted by a drag line with pumping to reduce water levels by approximately 1.5 metres.

Restoration is the responsibility of the mineral operator who have maintained a very high level of landscaping to create six separate lakes which form the basis of Wykeham Lakes (fishery) and Watersports (sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and long distance swimming).