Access to the site – any access to the site needs to
be safe with acceptable gradients and widths to allow for the
traffic envisaged with the after use.
Adequate development areas – sufficient space needs to
be available for the type of development proposed and for any
Available building materials – for built development
and for some other after uses, construction materials are sometimes
required and their availability on site can be beneficial.
Use of over-tipped areas – quarry after uses may benefit
from moving quarry tips to form development areas with proper
compaction, to buttress unstable quarry slopes and/or to release
for development the land on which tips stood.
Aspect – south facing slopes have more direct daylight
than other areas and this may influence the type and extent
of use. Deep quarries can present problems for development