The use of land for quarrying activities is temporary, there is therefore an onus on all operators to restore land to a standard that is capable of facilitating a beneficial after-use once extraction has ceased. It is essential that future generations can inherit an environment that is not diminished in its potential for enjoyment and use.
With modern planning controls quarry developments will not get consent without a detailed site restoration plan. There is great potential to create new habitats and promote bio-diversity through these restoration schemes. Likewise should a quarry contain interesting or important geological features as with the above case study, the restoration scheme could incorporate access and information panels to promote this aspect for future generations.