The project will investigate the feasibility of converting a redundant Cement Kiln Dust  landfill cell (constructed in 2007 and unused because of a plant process change) and its associated land (c.3.5 Ha) into a biodiversity park for the benefit of the wider community.  The prime objective of the survey work  will be to generate an educational (first school to doctoral), scientific and relaxational resource from an abandoned industrial site, whilst maintaining the benefits of existing biodiversity on the site.

Apart from hard scientific objectives we are interested in assessing how the plethora of interest groups can direct and determine the directions and benefit realization of biodiversity based restoration projects