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

Businessman acquires stricken quarry

Businessman acquires stricken quarry

A businessman has bought a quarry out of administration to safeguard jobs and the local supply of aggregates, limestone and other minerals.

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Polyhalite team in training push

The company behind a £3bn polyhalite project is rolling out bespoke training and job programmes after joining forces with employment experts.

Cemex launches digital ordering

A major construction materials company has launched internet technology it reckons will change how the industry conducts its day-to-day business.

Cement companies fail on climate

Cement companies must more than double their efforts to slash emissions and meet Paris climate goals, warns a new report critical of European manufacturers.

Derby students dig in

University students have gained hands-on experience of minerals management after a visit to the north-east's biggest surface mine.

Plea on apprenticeship levy

Plea on apprenticeship levy

A leading aggregates company has thrown its weight behind a controversial policy on apprenticeship funding and is urging companies to do likewise.