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Construction bounces back

Construction bounces back

The construction industry recovery is becoming stronger and broader, according to a leading organisation, which is urging more supply-chain harmony.

 

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Shelling out for shale gas

Shelling out for shale gas

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Forget the all-or-nothing rhetoric behind fracking, Chris Hope puts a price on what shale gas producers should pay for contributing to climate change and suggests a polluter-pays tax could yield £6bn for the Treasury

 
 
Concrete lessons in sustainability

Concrete lessons in sustainability

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Construction is picking up but so is demand for sustainable materials. Terry Balmer looks at how the production of cement and concrete - a major source of CO2 emissions - has been cleaned up

 
 

Full on for full disclosure

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

New EU rules are being rolled out to ensure more transparent accounting by extractive industries. Matthew Townsend, Alana Lampitt and Hattie Hughes cut through the legal jargon to spell out what this means for operators

 
 

A less rocky road for aggregates

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

The aggregates sector is cautiously upbeat thanks to growing demand for houses, infrastructure and flood defences. But Julian Clapp warns that new reserves of sand, gravel and rock are needed to sustain this fragile impetus

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Recycled aggregate facility approved at Doncaster quarry

21st April, 2014, Mineral Planning

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council has granted permission for a 35,700-tonnes-a-year materials recycling facility (MRF) for construction, demolition and excavation waste at Bank End quarry.

 
 

Dates for quarry completion extended due to weather-related delays

21st April, 2014, Mineral Planning

An application to extend the end dates for infilling and restoration of Southfield Wood, Waterhall and Bunkers Hill quarries has been approved by Hertfordshire County Council.

 
 

Revised phasing allowed for extraction of Purbeck stone

21st April, 2014, Mineral Planning

Two applications to continue the extraction of Purbeck limestones at Downs quarry and at Southdowns quarry, Langton Matravers, near Swanage until 30 September 2026 have been approved by Dorset County Council.

 
 

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Profits sky-rocket while resources fall to earth

Profits sky-rocket while resources fall to earth

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Hargreaves Services bumped up operating profit by just more than 25% in the six months to December 2013. And Breedon Aggregates saw pre-tax profit sky-rocket almost 122% last year and forecasts a good 2014. You can almost sense relief as well as ...

 
 
Supreme Court rules on private nuisance in planning case

Supreme Court rules on private nuisance in planning case

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

The Supreme Court recently considered the law on private nuisance regarding bike and car racing, which could have implications for mineral planning authorities and operators. The respondents ran a stadium in the Suffolk countryside that had plann...

 
 
A woman's place is in the House of Lords

A woman's place is in the House of Lords

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Apart from my love of hard rock geology and ore genesis, I got into exploration and mining because it is adventurous, interesting and exciting. I m a chartered geologist with an MSc in mineral project appraisal and belong to an industry that off...