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

Newt officer a UK first

Newt officer a UK first

The country's first ever local authority newt officer has been appointed to try to help sooth the frustration and frayed nerves of construction chiefs and building developers.

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Quarry NAM visits wildlife

A quarry that made news last month for tracking endangered birds recently hosted conservationists to study grassland at the Derbyshire site.

Flagship quarry opens for tours

An aggregate company's flagship quarry was the focus of a tour recently to highlight the importance of minerals to the built environment and local economy.

Engineer in Polar trek

A highways engineer is to take part in a three-week expedition to Antarctica as part of a leadership project to show how women decision-makers can help...

Road deaths prompt MPA call

Several recent cyclist and pedestrian deaths have led minerals chiefs to renew calls for greater public- and private-sector commitment to safety.

Quarries up for nature award

Several nature projects at quarries are in the running for a biodiversity award.