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

Warning on Autumn Statement

Warning on Autumn Statement

Minerals leaders last week welcomed the chancellor's Autumn Statement but warned delivery of projects must be a key government focus.

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Fears on tungsten supplies

World production of tungsten concentrates is estimated to fall around 5% throwing uncertainty on supply, demand, trade and prices.

New dust guidance launched

A new push to improve on-site 'housekeeping' practices in quarrying to "stop dust before it stops you" was launched last week.

Concrete market set to grow

Hanson is Britain's the largest concrete supplier but it's the smaller players that are forging ahead in building new plants and the market is set to grow...

Mine water-cleaning breakthrough

A coal mine has become the site of a unique water-treatment scheme hailed as a ground-breaking system to cleanse one of the UK's dirtiest rivers.

Asphalt market set to fall

Demand for asphalt has begun to fall after two years of solid growth and could drop by 3% this year, warns a market expert.