Halecombe Quarry

Halecombe is an active limestone quarry located in the Mendip District in the County of Somerset. The existing quarry has been operational since at least the 1940s.

About

About

Halecombe is an active limestone quarry located in the Mendip District in the County of Somerset. It lies approximately 0.5 kilometres to the east of the village of Leigh-on-Mendip three kilometres to the south west of Mells.

Our Plans

Our Plans

In 2017 Tarmac will be looking to submit a planning application to deepen the existing quarry.

Restoration

Restoration

Biodiversity is a major focus for Tarmac and we actively manage biodiversity at our sites through Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and restoration.

Geology

Geology

The limestones visible at Halecombe are approximately 330 million years old, and were formed in warm shallow seas which covered much of England and Wales.

Community

Community

The quarry makes a significant contribution to the local economy. More than 20 local residents work at Halecombe Quarry and significantly more make a living indirectly, such as hauliers, contractors and major suppliers.