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

Tarmac in Europe’s first lifting robotics trial at Wembley

Tarmac in Europe’s first lifting robotics trial at Wembley

Tarmac aims to be one of the first construction firms in Europe to pioneer on-site lifting robotics, calling it a potential "game changer" for the sector.

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Aggregate Industries opens second Manchester ready-mix plant

Aggregate Industries has opened its second ready-mix concrete plant in Greater Manchester to cater for growing demand from local construction sites.

Inspectors target Irish quarries in safety blitz

More than 50 quarries across Ireland were subject to health and safety inspections last week as part of a week-long campaign.

Hanson secures future of Kent site with £7m asphalt upgrade

Hanson UK has invested more than £7m in a new asphalt plant at its Allington site near Maidstone in Kent, to secure the long-term future of the site.

MPA expresses frustration over Spending Round speech

MPA expresses frustration over Spending Round speech

The Mineral Products Association's (MPA's) executive director of economics and public affairs Jerry McLaughlin has expressed disappointment at chancellor...

Call for councils to make warm mix asphalt the ‘norm’ for highways

Councils must do more to specify the use of warm mix asphalt (WMA) in highways projects to reduce carbon emissions, according to a parliamentary report.