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A Grainy Memory: The Mercury Seed Dressing Plant

Demolition work began on the buildings on 13th February. These buildings represented one of the largest threats to human health on the site, with some of the buildings consisting of asbestos sheet roofing in disrepair and harbouring refractory ceramic fibres (RCF) in kilns.

We've been given the Green Light!

Now that, hopefully, the worst of the winter weather is over we met with Surrey County Council on 10th March to discuss the condition of the highway along Wildwood Lane and Knowle Lane.

A few snaps from our Trail Camera

You may need to get your eye in to see them all!

Pre-Commencement Progress

Despite a break-in over the Christmas period during which our site office was badly damaged, preparation for remediation is progressing well.

Incredible woodland fungi

Even in the midst of winter there are incredible looking species to be found

Tree planting public event at Litttle Belhus this Christmas

Planning Permission and Pre-Commencement works for the remediation of Cranleigh Brick & Tile works

Planning permission for the remediation of the site was formally granted in August 2015. Now our civil engineers and environmental scientists are on site setting up the offices, commencing site clearance and surveying existing underground pipework.

Er I'll say no to cake, Alfred.

King Alfred's Cakes (looks like something else?!) found on perimeter hibernacula.

Taking the Trench Roller for a walk...

The Trench Roller is a remote controlled piece of equipment we hired to compact the base of the ponds we are creating. It rams the soil until it is rock hard and no water can penetrate. We did 5 layers of soil like this so in theory nice full ponds should be had.

No wonder Poplar hawkmoths are so pop-u-lar

Poplar hawkmoths are our commonest species of hawk moth in the UK. We did not pick up this one on our moth survey but rather when it flew into our tractor cab!

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