Sand Quarry, West Sussex

Landscape Visual Impact Assessment / EIA / habitat restoration


Private Estate


Lower Horncroft, West Sussex

Project Type:

Sand quarry

Located in the rolling West Sussex countryside, this project involved proposals for a major sand quarry development set within the bounds of the South Downs National Park.

A highly sensitive site, Indigo were responsible for undertaking a detailed Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment which formed part of a wider Environmental Statement. Our input included strategic input into planning and phasing of the quarry to minimise impacts, along with proposals for landscape mitigation, habitat creation, restoration and long-term management. In addition, Indigo provided the graphic presentation of the scheme for public consultation, including a time-lapse video showing the phased approach to extraction and restoration.

Key inputs:

  • Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment
  • Development phasing
  • Masterplanning
  • Habitat creation and restoration
  • Landscape management

Key team members:

  • WGDP / Benchmark – Planning
  • Barrell Tree Consultancy – Arboriculture
  • Corylus Ecology – Ecology
  • Bellamy Roberts – Highway engineering
  • Peter Brett Associates – Hydrology
  • Peer Spanner – Quarry design