Reopening Dean Quarry for blasting or converting into it an outdoor pursuits centre are just two of the suggestions being put to the local community.

The owners of the quarry near St Keverne are holding a drop-in event on Friday, June 28 where members of the public can say what they think should be done with the site.

It had previously been earmarked as a potential supplier of rock to the UK's emerging tidal power lagoon industry – but last summer the government threw out such a development at Swansea Bay that had been led by Mark Shorrock, who owns Dean Quarry’s parent company Shire Oak Quarries Ltd.

It has not been operated as a quarry for many years, despite mineral rights remaining in place until 2035.

Possible options for its future will now be on display at St Keverne Parish Hall on June 28 between 2pm and 8pm.

A spokesperson for Shire Oak said potential plans included restarting quarrying or redeveloping it for outdoor activities.

He told the Packet: “This is an exciting opportunity to consider the future options for a major site which lies on the Cornish coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and where the South West Coast Path runs through a long established quarrying landscape.

“We are keen to hear the views of local residents and interested parties as we begin to develop our plans and aims for the future of the quarry.”

A quarry still operates at nearby Porthoustock.