Briefing

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

Decision on Banks Highthorn surface mine ‘imminent’

Decision on Banks Highthorn surface mine ‘imminent’

Banks Group is expecting a long-awaited government decision on its Highthorn surface mine in Northumberland to be made this week.

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Cemex mobilises ops for RAF asphalt project

Cemex has supplied more than 25,000 tonnes of asphalt to RAF Coningsby without halting operations at its Lincoln coating plant.

Covid-19: Breedon halts UK and Ireland operations

Breedon Group has temporarily suspended production at most of its sites across the UK and Ireland due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coal tip safety inspection programme begins

The Coal Authority (CA) is to coordinate coal tip safety work in Wales following flood and storm damage last month.

Nottinghamshire road trials asphalt made from tyres

Nottinghamshire road trials asphalt made from tyres

A road in Nottinghamshire has been resurfaced with a sustainable asphalt made from recycled waste tyres.

Hillhead postponed until 2021

Hillhead, the UK's largest quarrying, construction and recycling exhibition, will not take place this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.