LDA Design provided landscape advice and visual impact support for the extension and improvement of Poortown Quarry, including mitigation following an earlier feasibility study on the Quarry and its landscape setting.
Poortown Quarry extracts Dolerite, known locally as Gabbro which, due to its rough surface provides the skidding resistance required on highways. Poortown is also the site of the department’s asphalt production plant for ongoing highway works.
An Environmental Impact Assessment was undertaken which was presented at Public Inquiry prior to the Inspector approving the development proposals.
Subsequent to the approval, LDA Design provided landscape implementation designs along with a Landscape and Ecology Management Report.
Isle of Man Government, Department of Transport
Isle of Man
- Contextual Planning & Assessment