It has also provided much needed rural jobs for several generations of local people and currently employs around 60 people. The quarry became part of CEMEX in 2005 when the company first invested in the UK by acquiring RMC.
In addition to the extraction of aggregates, the plant also has a coating plant which supplies asphalt for road building and resurfacing projects.
In 2009, the company received planning permission from South Gloucestershire Council for a northern extension to its quarry in order to respond to both local and regional demand for crushed rock and for the asphalt made from it.
In 2012, we applied for permission to make our asphalt plant permanent. We also secured the go-ahead from South Gloucestershire Council to retain the existing readymix and block-making plant, and to create a temporary recycling facility.
Noise has been another important issue for the site following complaints from the neighbouring community. The company has invested a total of £167,000 and a significant improvement has been achieved.