Shipton Quarry


This 270 acre former limestone quarry was acquired in 2005 and major planning consents were secured for a 90 acre car storage area, rail connected on the site from the old cement works, a heavy industry park including a further area of limestone mining, a tarmac production plant and some heavy industrial manufacturing units along with continuing with the waste recycling and landfill uses.

The site was also promoted as part of the Government's Eco Town Strategy and made the last 5 from 57 applications.

The next stage

The site was sold and is a fully operational aggregates recycling center with extended limestone extraction activities.