Statement on Lower Broadwater

We have paused preparatory ecological works on the Lower Broadwater at Panshanger Park while we meet with statutory consultees and local stakeholders to consult on our approved proposals for mineral extraction and restoration. We understand the interest in this particular area of the site as an example of Humphry Repton’s work and will not finalise any plans until these discussions and meetings have taken place, to ensure we listen to feedback. We are proud of our ongoing restoration and stewardship of Panshanger Park, and see it as a very special place to visit.  

Tarmac has a longstanding commitment to manage, protect and progressively restore Panshanger Park. Since the early 1990s we have extracted and restored the site in a phased approach, in accordance with our approved permissions. We have opened a significant part of the 1,000 acre Park to the general public. This includes walks, trails and regular events and are progressing our long term plans to create a sustainable country park for Hertfordshire.

The current proposals are in accordance with the planning permission that was granted in 2003, which considered, amongst other things, heritage issues and reducing the impact on the Park of quarrying activity previously permitted in the original 1980s scheme. However, we recognise the need for further dialogue, based on the feedback we have received.

If you'd like to speak with us on this matter, please call 0800 1 218 218.

Statement on Lower Broadwater