Quarrying on the Common
QUARRYING ON THE COMMON
Following the decision to return 750 hectares of the airbase back to heathland, it was agreed that the runways should be removed (see Runway Activity).
In addition, it was recognised that those areas that had been contaminated by aviation fuels leaking from the tanks and pipework needed to be treated - ‘remediated’, before the public could enter and wildlife could be promoted. This created the opportunity to reprofile the site, create new habitats and to extract minerals as part of the process. The resources below tell the story of how this was achieved and the challenges that needed to be overcome.
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Greenham Common Trust was granted the Queen‘s Award For Enterprise: Sustainable Development, for its work in creating a sustainable commercial development.