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

Major infrastructure projects announced

Major infrastructure projects announced

The government last week marked a week of major infrastructure announcements with a £325m roads contract that will run for 15 years.

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Kiln opening boosts confidence

A construction materials company is putting its faith in the long-term potential of the UK building materials market by opening a kiln next month.

Tarmac raises ethical-labour bar

One of the UK's leading building materials and construction products company has won a major new standard on ethical labour.

High court approves fracking

The first fracking in the UK for seven years started this week after a high court judge last week dismissed a last minute call for an injunction.

Cash crunch kills tungsten mine

A mining company heading a major tungsten mine in Devon has stopped trading after running out of money to press ahead with the project.

Director appointments boost women

One of the world's biggest building materials group's has given a huge boost to women in construction with its two most recent senior appointments.