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

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Construction experts call for concrete carbon rating system

A carbon-rating system that could help rapidly reduce emissions from concrete is one of the key recommendations proposed in a new routemap for the construction industry.

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Production permit granted for Horse Hill

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued permit variations to Horse Hill Developments (HHD) for its operations at the Horse Hill oil well site.

Banks ends coal mining as it deepens diversification drive

The Banks Group has announced it is continuing to transition the business as its coal mining operations come to an end.

Aggregate Industries consolidates with SRM brand

Aggregate Industries has brought together its readymix concrete offering in Manchester and Stalybridge Readymix, which it acquired in 2020, to operate...

Cement and lime sectors miss out on carbon pricing compensation

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has expressed disappointment that UK cement and lime producers have been excluded from the government’s compensation...

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Strong headwinds set for construction, says CPA

The Construction Products Association (CPA) has forecast a dramatic slowdown in growth for the sector as global price pressures start to bite.