Landscape enhancement – significant work may be feasible
to improve visual impact both within and outside the quarry
depending on the type of future land use.
Potential accommodation of eco-areas – this may be
greatly enhanced if mixed development is considered since
the investment and return can accommodate the costs involved
and ensure sustainable conservation.
Preservation of agricultural land – use of quarries
for industrial, commercial and residential development may
relieve the pressures on existing greenfield sites.
Conservation of geological features/historical sites – as
with eco-areas significantly more can be undertaken with built
development projects by way of preserving and maintaining rock
faces and historical sites than with lower levels of development.
Opposite: Fossil hunting in a restored quarry.