Brownfield case study - Cronton

The former Cronton Colliery site ceased coal mining in the early 1980s but the first stage of restoration on the site was not completed until 1997. In May 2008, planning permission to develop the site as an informal country park was granted and it is currently due to open to the public in 2010. 

The Trust commissioned consultants TEP to prepare an ecologically-led land restoration strategy for the site, using PAS 100 green compost to restore the remaining areas left unvegetated from previous restorations. To date, the results appear to demonstrate that PAS 100 green compost can be used successfully to establish semi-natural grassland on bare colliery spoil, while being all the while extremely cost effective.

Site before compost application


After compost application