Development in Wirksworth

Tarmac owns two sites that have been allocated for new homes, employment and ancillary uses in the Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Local Plan: Middle Peak Quarry and Land off Middleton Road.

The Middle Peak Quarry site covers an area of 56.68 hectares, including a dormant quarry and areas of woodland to the west of Middleton Road and north of Brassington Lane; and the main area of Middle Peak Quarry and the former Dale Quarry to the south. The site known as Land off Middleton Road covers just over 9.46 hectares. It is made up of both brownfield and greenfield land, located between Cromford Road and Middleton Road and extending north to meet the Ravenstor Road industrial site.

Whilst we are submitting separate planning applications for each site, we recognise that we need to work closely with residents and stakeholders to take a holistic view to bring the two schemes forward.

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About Tarmac

Tarmac, a CRH company, is the UK's leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business.

Our innovative services and solutions help to deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the economy today and create a more sustainable built environment to support our future prosperity.

We have a long-standing commitment to delivering a net positive contribution to biodiversity, and to carefully managing ecological and archaeological heritage. Once we have extracted minerals from our quarries, we are committed to restoring the sites and to putting them to use to help local authorities, such as Derbyshire Dales District Council meet their targets for housing and employment.

Health and safety

Our ambition is to realise continuous improvement for all our employees and contractors


This approach to improving safety extends across our supply chain and to every aspect of our business - from the way we manage sites and the way train and equip our employees and contractors - to the safety features we install in our vehicles to protect road users.

We're proud to work with experts in the field of Health and Safety, such as the British Safety Council and The Health and Safety Executive and are also one of the founding partners of a mental health programme for people working in the construction sector called Mates in Mind.

We also have a brand new National Skills and Safety Park - 'The Park' - that is home to operational onboarding, professional operational training, assessments and health and safety learning, demonstrating our commitment to building the right safety culture as well as creating an enhanced experience for employees.