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

Banks coal mine extension rejected on environmental grounds

Banks coal mine extension rejected on environmental grounds

Banks Mining’s plans to extend its Bradley surface coal mine have been rejected by councillors despite the proposals being recommended for approval by planning officers.

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Tarmac secures £25M Wiltshire highways deal

Tarmac has been awarded a five-year highways contract with Wiltshire Council worth approximately £25 million.

BASF launches bitumen additive to make roads last longer

BASF launches bitumen additive to make roads last longer

BASF claims to have developed a bitumen additive that can extend average road life by 50% while offering significant carbon savings.

TG Group expands concrete division with Bridgnorth plant

Tudor Griffiths Group has opened a new concrete plant in Shropshire with capacity to produce up to 80 cubic metres of concrete each hour.

Roadmap for 'beyond net zero' concrete moves step closer

Roadmap for 'beyond net zero' concrete moves step closer

UK Concrete has developed a framework to help inform its forthcoming roadmap for the concrete and cement sector to deliver net negative emissions by 2050.

Landowner proposes new quarry in Leicestershire

Plans to extract one million tonnes of sand and gravel from a new quarry on agricultural land have been lodged with Leicestershire County Council.