These Case Study pages showcase examples of good practice in minerals restoration which is benefiting the natural environment and people.
The Dungeness peninsular is the largest shingle structure in the UK and large parts have several important nature conservation designations; including Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA) for birds and Special Area of Conservation (SAC) for habitats and rare species.
Cliffe Pools are located on the southern shore of the Thames Estuary, 6 km east of Gravesend and 8 km north of Rochester. The area is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), Special Protection Area (SPA), Ramsar site and Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) and forms part of the wider North Kent Marshes SPA. The site was acquired as a reserve by the RSPB in October 2001.