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

Stone Age settlement found at Tarmac quarry

Stone Age settlement found at Tarmac quarry

A Stone Age settlement site has been unearthed at Tarmac’s Killerby quarry near Northallerton in North Yorkshire.

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MPA warns mineral products sales uptick may be ‘short-lived’

Construction demand for mineral products has risen in the third quarter of 2019, according to data from the Mineral Products Association (MPA).

Aldi benefits from Hanson concrete mix

Concrete from Hanson UK has been used to create warehouse flooring at Aldi's new £20m regional distribution centre in Sawley, Derbyshire.

Banks Plant Solutions secures Engcon service contract

Banks Group’s plant maintenance and management division has won a major service contract for excavation equipment manufacturer Engcon.

River Thames to act as new aggregates terminal for Tarmac

River Thames to act as new aggregates terminal for Tarmac

Tarmac has teamed up with Forth Ports to create what is thought to be the UK's largest construction materials aggregates terminal at Tilbury2 on the river...

Galantas suspends blasting at Irish gold mine

Galantas has temporarily suspended blasting operations at its Omagh gold mine in Northern Ireland due to insufficient supervision arrangements.