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AWARD WINNING: DIVET HILL
CEMEX and Northumberland Wildlife Trust ('Save our Magnificent Meadows' Initiative) were recently
announced as winners of the best Planned Restoration Category at the MPA Restoration & Biodiversity
Awards 2019, for the restoration of Divethill Quarry Farm Extension.
Stephenson Halliday were pleased to be part of the team involved in the development of the progressive
restoration scheme including proposals to create areas of unique Whin Grassland habitat.
Judges described it as a fantastic example of progressive restoration of a rock quarry to create an attractive
landform and a mosaic of species-rich, locally important and distinctive 'Whin' grassland, agricultural
grassland, woodland and hedges, and open water. The judges were impressed by the clear plan to deliver a
range of habitats and realise the unique opportunity presented by quarrying to deliver regional priorities and
wider landscape-scale benefits.