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

Quarry seeks working hours extension to keep flagship project ‘on track’

Quarry seeks working hours extension to keep flagship project ‘on track’

A quarry operator has warned that a major harbour expansion project in Aberdeen, Scotland, risks delay unless it can extend its operating hours.

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Cemex sand brand helps Cowdray gear up for polo Gold Cup

Cemex’s neogem aggregates brand has supplied Cowdray Park Polo Club with 3,000 tonnes of sports sand in preparation for this year’s Gold Cup competition.

Updated guidance issued for safe drilling of coal

The Coal Authority has published new guidance to manage the risk of hazardous gases when drilling or piling near coal.

Banks’ Shotton mine records safety achievement

Banks Mining’s Shotton surface mine has hit a major safety milestone after logging 500,000 operational hours since the last ‘lost time’ injury recorded...

Mine and quarry deaths ‘four times higher’ than industry average

Mine and quarry deaths ‘four times higher’ than industry average

Mining and quarrying fatality rates are four times higher than the national average across all industries, according to latest figures published by the...

Hanson investment boosts supply at cement works

Hanson has completed the first phase of a £24 million investment programme at its Padeswood cement works near Flintshire in Wales.