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About the Project

The Burgy Beds Remediation Project will be managed by Carbon Action Limited, which is a joint venture between Recircled Resources Ltd and Hargreaves (UK) Services Ltd.

The proposal to remove 4 million tonnes of sand from the site brings significant benefits.

Local Flood Alleviation

It is widely accepted that flooding events are due to increase. Removal of material from Burgy site provides up to 550,000m3 of water space in flood times.

Improved Biodiversity

All retained areas of habitat are proposed for enhancement to maximise
biodiversity gains. Habitats to be established after works have been completed include Grassland, Open Mosaic Habitats, Mixed Scrub, Woodland and Forest, ponds, Wetlands and Reedbeds.

Community Benefit Fund

Carbon Action Ltd commit to creating a community fund for the benefit of the
communities of Arksey and Bentley. The Trust objectives would be to create long term community benefits, by supporting projects linked to Young People, Sports & Recreation, Environmental Improvements.

Recycled Aggregate

There is a growing need for low carbon, recycled building products and input
materials. Burgy Project has the potential to extract 4 million tonnes of recycled sand from Burgy Site.

Flood Alleviation

The local area is prone to flooding and there have been several major flooding events over the last 10 years. During the 2019 floods in Bentley residents were asked to leave their homes.

It is widely accepted that flooding events are due to increase and it is anticipated that the UK is set to see about a 10 percent rise in annual rainfall by 2100.

The Burgy site is 22 hectares, most of which sits 20 meters above ground/river level.

Removing 4 million tonnes of sand from the site provides up to 550000m3 of water space in flood times.

Biodiversity Benefits

  • Site is currently unmanaged and natural succession is in progress
  • Site will develop within an Ecological Management Plan and Construction Environmental Management Plan, prepared for each phase of the development.
  • All retained areas of habitat are proposed for enhancement to maximise biodiversity gains.
  • Habitats to be established after works have been completed include Grassland,
    Open Mosaic Habitats, Mixed Scrub, Woodland and Forest, ponds, Wetlands
    and Reedbeds
  • Biodiversity Impact Assessment demonstrated that the scheme will lead to a
    7.5% net gain for biodiversity

Community Benefit Fund

  • Recognised mineral industry practice to create “Community Benefit” funds in areas of mineral extraction.
  • Carbon Action commit to creating a community fund for the benefit of the communities of Arksey and Bentley.
  • The fund would operate as a Trust, managed by local community representatives.
  • Trust objectives would be to create long term community benefits, by supporting projects linked to Young People, Sports & Recreation, Environmental Improvements.
  • Carbon Action would contribute 25p per tonne to the Trust for every tonne exported from the site on HGV’s that travel through the community. Over the life of the site, if all tonnage was successfully extracted and delivered on the existing road network, this would be a total contribution into the Community Trust of £1m.