Why planning policy must ensure minerals are up to the task

A lack of understanding of the industry among planning authorities is creating an unrealistic picture of how future demand will be met amid rising house building targets, says Moreton Cullimore. He uses his county to illustrate the point

by Moreton Cullimore
Gloucestershire has rich resources when it comes to minerals for high-quality building materials. Photo:Wilson44691/Wikimediacommons
Gloucestershire has rich resources when it comes to minerals for high-quality building materials. Photo:Wilson44691/Wikimediacommons

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