Mineral planning news and policy developments covering aggregates, building stone, industrial and energy minerals, development plans, restoration, and research.

Celebration for coking blackspot

Celebration for coking blackspot

A former coking works once condemned as one of the most polluted sites in Europe is celebrating ten years as a restoration showcase.

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New deal on demo waste

Brett Aggregates has signed a deal to provide a demolition recycling centre to meet burgeoning needs for recycling and waste management in the construction...

First shale community payout

A shale exploration company has been praised for making the UK's first payment to a community benefit fund run by onshore oil and gas trade association.

Fracking "hype" draws criticism

The minerals sector has hit back after a leading academic suggested the gas reserves in shale rocks in the UK had been "hyped".

Lithium miner secures £1m

The search for lithium in the heart of Poldark country moved into overdrive last week when a mining company secured £1m to start exploration.

Aggregates firm in RoSPA gold

An aggregates company has won the internationally renowned Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) annual health and safety awards.