Tarmac has sponsored the 2017 UK National Parks Conference, which was hosted at South Downs National Park on Friday 27 October.
The theme of the biennial conference was ‘National Parks for the Future’, and saw senior figures from all fifteen national parks engaging with senior leaders from a variety of businesses from relevant industries.
Stuart Wykes, director of land and natural resources at Tarmac, said: “We’ve had an extremely productive and successful time working with the National Parks to understand their priorities and how we can work together in the future. Working collaboratively with such an important group of stakeholders and to explain the significant contribution that quarrying and manufacturing bring to National Parks is crucial for our business. As a custodian of land across the UK, including within National Parks, listening to our stakeholders is absolutely vital .”
Mineral extraction is essential to the UK’s infrastructure pipeline, and Tarmac is committed to careful planning both before and after quarrying operations to ensure sites are managed responsibly and sustainably to conserve and enhance natural habitats, wildlife and cultural heritage. The company focuses on contributing to the economic and social well-being of local communities within national parks and other operations across the UK.
Tarmac’s commitment to responsible land stewardship was demonstrated recently during a successful evening at the MPA’s Restoration and Biodiversity Awards. The company received the prestigious Cooper-Heyman cup for extensive restoration activities at Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire. Further recognition was given to work at Dry Rigg and Arcow quarries, for restoration and provision of priority habitats in the Yorkshire Dales National Park