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.
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.
In 2017 Tarmac will be looking to submit a planning application to deepen the existing quarry.
Biodiversity is a major focus for Tarmac and we actively manage biodiversity at our sites through Biodiversity Action Plans (BAPs) and restoration.
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.
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.