National Biodiversity Network

Another useful source of information is the National Biodiversity Network.

Quarries make good heathland

From the UK biodiversity action website. See Action A8 in UK Biodiversity Plan.

Lowland heathland

See UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Note that under Policy and Legislation it says: “In areas that support lowland heathland, there should be a presumption in favour of re-establishing heathland on derelict land or land that has been used for mineral extraction. (ACTION: DoE, SO, WO).”