People have used sand and stone for thousands of years so it is no surprise that mineral and aggregate extraction remains one of the key industries of today. Large-scale extraction on land or at sea is particularly sensitive, but represents a unique opportunity to understand the formation of a landscape and human presence within it.
The scale of extraction means that it is important to get good advice about heritage issues at an early stage. We can undertake surveys to enable sensitive areas to be rapidly identified and included in any mitigation scheme as required.
With the global aggregates market expanding, extraction whether terrestrial or marine, is increasingly impacting upon historic landscapes