Quarrying operations in the Mendip Hills near Cheddar have taken place for over 100 years. Today, the limestone aggregate from our Batts Combe quarry is considered a nationally significant resource and is used to make ready-mixed and precast concrete products, as well as asphalt for use in road construction and maintenance.
Batts Combe is one of the main suppliers of aggregates for Hinkley Point C Power station, under construction in Somerset and is also one of the few sites to process material for industrial uses, including for use in, animal feeds and as industrial fillers.
Over 35 people are employed at Batts Combe, plus many more in our supply chain of contractors and support staff. We actively support local initiatives and programmes which benefit the community and environment and are proud to be one of the major contributors to the pump track recently constructed at Sharpham Road playing fields.
We also work in close partnership with a number of conservation bodies, including Somerset Wildlife Trust, and regularly host school and college visits.