Restoration

Quarry Before Restoration WorkQuarry After Restoration Work

We are a member of the Quarry Products Association where environmental responsibility is taken seriously, making restoration of quarries and minerals sites a matter of pride. Members compete annually for prestigious restoration awards that demonstrate a company’s ability.

Many years ago the industry had a poor reputation for not restoring quarries to an acceptable after use and despoiled land was often a feature of mineral extraction. We are a local business that prides ourselves on our ability to work with our neighbours and we take our responsibilities very seriously. Long before the current attitude to quarry restoration became the norm, JCL was returning quarried land back to productive agriculture.

Often the biodiversity of fields can be enhanced by the creation of attractive lakes and wildlife habitat. We are corporate member of The Kent Wildlife Trust and will soon begin work on a nature reserve in the Medway Valley where lakes and reed beds will be created adjacent to the river Medway.

The Kent Wildlife Trust and The Environment Agency’s biodiversity officers are hoping that the site will attract Otters, Bittern, Kingfishers and many other endangered and protected species to the area. The site is currently a barren farmer’s field that only supports one of many local cereal crops seen for miles around. The site will also provide flood relief for villages down stream as surplus water will be retained until river levels drop after flooding.

Old Mill Farm Before Restoration WorkOld Mill Farm After Restoration Work

Since 1930 when we were first established the company has excavated aggregates from thousands of acres of land. When quarries are designed these days, only a few acres next to the working face of the quarry is un-restored so with this small exception the remainder of J. Clubb Ltd land holdings have been fully restored and are either being re-used such as at Larkfield Lakes where luxurious lakeside apartments have been built, returned to agriculture such as Old Mill Farm in Dartford or set aside for wildlife habitat as described above.

We also believe in recycling and the use of primary, scarce aggregate resources is balanced by the use of recycled aggregates such as steel slag imported from the continent through our deep water terminal at Gravesend. Also the use of crushed and recycled concrete in some concrete mixes and the use of cement replacement technology to reduce the Ordinary Portland Cement consumed.

You can be assured therefore that when you purchase materials from us that the sustainability and biodiversity issues are not only being addressed but enhanced.

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