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The ongoing restoration of Chatsworth, recently covered in the three part TV mini series on Derbyshire’s most famous stately pile, is now potentially in conflict with preserving local landscapes.

The Chatsworth House Trust is now consulting on a proposal to re-open an old quarry in Burnt Wood above Beeley. This is to supply replacement stone for the house over the coming years.

We support small scale quarrying for heritage restoration, and where the impacts on the landscape can be controlled – see our small scale quarrying policy for details. We’ll be looking at the full planning application when it is made in the autumn.