Cuesta is an independent geological and minerals planning consultancy firm, established in 2005 to provide specialist consultancy, research and expert witness services in geology, geomorphology (landforms and natural processes), minerals and the water environment.

Location Cuesta operates from the village of East Lambrook in Somerset (click here for map).

Meaning ‘escarpment’ Cuesta symbolises the link between geology, geomorphology and landscape.

Cuesta is operated by Dr Alan Thompson, a Chartered Geologist and Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, supported when necessary by a range of other professional associates in closely related disciplines.  The company offers high quality, independent consultancy services to mineral operators and other private developers, to Minerals and Local Planning Authorities, and to Government Departments and Agencies. These services are offered throughout the UK and overseas.

Cuesta’s range of services, backed by sound expertise and more than 30 years of practical experience, includes: