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Bembridge Harbour

Dredging operations that protect the environment.

For many years we have provided dredging operations from our compound at Bembridge Harbour; keeping Bembridge Harbour open for sailors and fisherman (whose livelihoods depend on it) and a statutory requirement through the Bembridge Harbour Act of 1963.

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Our approach is to recycle dredged material for use across the Island in building and construction projects rather than dredged material being taken out and dumped at sea. An approach that protects sea life and coastal habitats, benefits the Islands construction industry and environment by reducing the need to import material from the mainland and the associated carbon footprint.

River Yar Bembridge IOW

This important work also helps to maintain wetlands right up the river Yar into Sandown and helps to prevent flooding further up the river. Independent estimates have placed the value and benefit of this work to the Islands community at over £6million a year.


Caring for the Island

"Quarries can have a major impact on the landscape - but once they have reached the end of their life they have a fantastic potential to deliver habitats for threatened wildlife."
Mark Avery – Former RSPB Conservation Director