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On 02 October 2023 we rebranded to Heidelberg Materials. As well as aligning with our parent company, our new name better reflects the company we are today.

We’re focused on driving down carbon emissions, increasing the use of recycled materials to grow the circular economy and leading our industry towards net zero with innovative projects such as carbon capture and storage.

Some of the new Heidelberg Materials signage and vehicle livery is already in place and we hope to have completed this within the next two years. Please note that our email and website details have also changed.

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Hanson becomes Heidelberg Materials

Hanson becomes Heidelberg Materials

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.

Permitted heavy goods vehicle times

Mondays to Fridays vehicles can enter between 06:00 - 21:00 and leave 06:30 - 21:00.
Saturdays entry and leaving times are between 07:00 - 17:00.

Sundays and public holidays entry and leaving is between 08:00 and 13:00.

An exemption from the above times is made for the coating plant. No more than 2,000 tonnes per annum coated material shall be despatched between 21:00 and 06:30.

Operations and blasting

Blasting usually takes place between two and three times a month at Batts Combe. We plan operations so that, wherever feasible, blasting is scheduled for 12.45-13.45, though our permissions allow for blasting between 09:30 -10.30, 12.45-13.45 and 16.00-18.00 Monday to Friday and between 09:30-10.30 and 12.00-13.00 on Saturdays. 

Opening times

Normal operating hours for the quarry are Monday to Friday from 06:00 - 17:00. Vehicles will be returning to the quarry after 15:00 occasionally.

Contact us

For all enquiries, please email battscombequarry@uk.heidelbergmaterials.com or telephone 01934 742733.

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