Is this the final call on exemption?

After 25 years and multiple consultations, the minerals industry is concerned the government may end the sector's exemption to water-abstraction licencing. The ultimate decision is under consultation, writes Chris Tofts

by Chris Tofts
Quarry dewatering exemption may be removed. Photograph: Peter Titmuss/123RF
Quarry dewatering exemption may be removed. Photograph: Peter Titmuss/123RF

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