The future

Mountsorrel Quarry






Our resource of pink granite continues to be in high demand from businesses in the construction industry.

Our strategic position at the centre of the UK means we can supply projects up and down the country with ease. Using our rail freight depot at Barrow-upon-Soar we are able to transport stone sustainably and efficiently by rail, minimising the use of the highways network.

Crucially, we are able to supply materials to major projects in London and the southern regions which have no hard rock reserves of their own.

To continue providing a consistent, high-quality supply of products to some of the most critical infrastructure in the UK, we need to secure the future of the quarry, which can only be done by expanding it in the coming years.

We are currently in the process of preparing a planning application for a northern and south-eastern extension to Mountsorrel Quarry. To ensure local people have an opportunity to view the proposals and meet the team, we are undertaking a public consultation on these proposals until Sunday 16 October 2022.

You can download the information boards by clicking here.

You can fill out an online feedback form by clicking here.

We are also hosting three public exhibition events in the local area. These are on:

  • Wednesday 5 October (16:00 - 20:00) at Rothley Parish Church, Old School Rooms, School Street, LE7 7RA
  • Thursday 6 October (15:00 – 20:00 at Mountsorrel Parish Council Hall, 2a Little Ln, Mountsorrel, LE12 7BH
  • Friday 7 October (15:00 – 20:00) at Quorn Old School Main Hall, School Lane, Quorn, LE12 8BL

At these events, members of the public will be able to view the proposals, meet the team, and submit their feedback.

You will also have an opportunity to submit your comments directly to Leicestershire County Council as part of the statutory consultation process once the application has been submitted. We anticipate that this will happen in the new year.

If you have any questions or comments about the proposals or would like to receive hard copies of the materials, please contact Jasmine via jasmine@eqcommunications.co.uk.