These Case Study pages showcase examples of good practice in minerals restoration which is benefiting the natural environment and people.


Plenmeller is an opencast coal site near Haltwhistle and approximately 40 km west of Newcastle. The site is in an area noted for its important upland plant communities.

Middleton Quarry

Middleton Quarry is a small chalk extraction site near the village of Middleton-on-the-Wolds in East Yorkshire. Nature After Minerals advised on the restoration of the quarry to lowland calcareous (chalk) grassland through discussions with the Mineral Planning Authority and the Planning Consultant acting on behalf of the operator and landowner.