Bioscan have been involved in operations at Cauldon Quarry in Staffordshire since 2002 when they were appointed by Blue Circle to look into appropriate means to mitigate for impacts on high quality grasslands from the expansion of the quarry under historic permissions.
From 2008, Bioscan assisted the then owners and operators (Lafarge) with securing discharge of conditions on ROMP applications, permitting expansion of the quarry onto SSSI land. As part of this process Bioscan designed, oversaw and monitored multiple grassland translocation and recreation experiments as a long-term experiment on restored quarry slopes, reporting to a stakeholder group including Natural England, Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust.
In 2019, and drawing on knowledge gained from those experiments, the first phase of SSSI translocation took place under direct Bioscan supervision. Bioscan have also been involved in various protected species, ROMP and management planning surveys at both Cauldon Quarry and the adjoining Caldon Low quarry which has latterly come under the same ownership (Aggregate Industries).