Panshanger Park in Hertfordshire is a historic park and garden registered Grade II* by English Heritage and part of the estate is also a country park and nature reserve. Much of the parkland was created by Humphry Repton in the late 18th century, with other parts previously landscaped by Lancelot 'Capability' Brown. You can view the Panshanger Park leaflet here.
Tarmac have owned Panshanger Park since the 1980s and have since the 1990s to the current day carried out phased mineral extraction in the park. The active quarry at Panshanger Park currently supplies between 160,000 - 260,000 tonnes of building materials a year to the local markets made possible due to the underlying geology of the park. Tarmac are proud of the carefully planned, award winning restoration to agriculture, wetland and nature conservation which is still being delivered as we finally complete sand and gravel extraction over the next three years.
Now that mineral extraction is nearing its end, Tarmac is working with a range of local stakeholders in a process to deliver a new management plan for the country park which ensures a sustainable approach to its management now and for future generations of people and wildlife to come.
The successful restoration of the site can be shown not only by the beautiful landscape you see at the park today but also by the wide and diverse range of fauna and flora that lives here, which is a reflection of the high quality habitats that have been created and allowed to establish.