New CDE sand & gravel washing plant for Raymond Brown in UK
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Ken Rothery, CDE business development manager, with the Raymond Brown team
Final commissioning has been completed on a new CDE Global modular sand & gravel washing plant at Roke Manor quarry in county Hampshire, southern England.
The site is operated by Raymond Brown who currently have eleven locations across Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire. Roke Manor quarry is the latest addition to the group portfolio having been officially opened by Group Chairman, Ron Isaac in November 2014.
“The new site was seven years in development and planning permission was granted in 2011” explains Richard Hoare, project manager at Raymond Brown. “Our licence will see us extract 750,000 tonnes of sand and gravel at a rate of 125,000 tonnes per year.”
The permission is accompanied by a 30 year woodland management plan which involves additional tree planting in line with an approved landscaping plan that formed part of the planning permission. The site is located 11 miles from Southampton on the outskirts of the New Forest and it was the sensitivity and environmental responsibility displayed by Raymond Brown which resulted in the successful planning application.
Speaking about the Roke Manor development Steve Clasby, Raymond Brown’s chief operating officer, said: “This is an exciting new opportunity for Raymond Brown. We pride ourselves on our sustainable and pro-active approach in dealing with our environmental, social and economic impacts.”