Briefing

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

Brett ships first marine aggregates into Portsmouth

Brett ships first marine aggregates into Portsmouth

Brett Aggregates has delivered the first cargo of aggregates into Portsmouth Port on the Britannia Beaver, the company's own dredger.

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Hanson expands aggregate rail capacity

Hanson UK has opened its second aggregates rail depot this year at West Drayton to supply customers in west London as well as key infrastructure projects.

Oxford scientists unveil novel green 'brine mine' approach

Scientists at the University of Oxford have demonstrated a way to extract valuable metals from brines trapped in porous rocks at depths of around two kilometres...

Aggregate Industries unveils research lab for recycled materials

Aggregate Industries’ contracting division has opened a UKAS-accredited materials testing laboratory for recycled products.

Mining and quarrying gets parliamentary representation

Mining and quarrying gets parliamentary representation

A new All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Mining and Quarrying has been established to keep Commons and Lords members informed on sector-specific issues.

Excavation work at quarry reveals Roman burial site

A Roman burial site has been discovered at a former quarry in Cambridgeshire following excavation work.