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Publication - Report

Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012

Published: 12 Jun 2015
Part of:
Building, planning and design
ISBN:
9781785444302

Gathers together information on the production, distribution and reserves of material produced and available from Scottish quarries as at 2012.

17 page PDF

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17 page PDF

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Contents
Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012
Introduction

17 page PDF

1.0MB

Introduction

1. Minerals are needed for the construction of transport and renewable energy infrastructure, housing and other buildings that are a vital part of the Scottish Government's infrastructure investment plans for the future. Scottish Planning Policy ( SPP) sets out planning policies that are intended to ensure that a steady supply of material is maintained to meet the needs of society and the economy in an acceptable and sustainable manner. The most important sources for aggregates in Scotland are crushed rock (from igneous rock, sandstone and limestone) and sand and gravel. The British Geological Survey ( BGS)'s Mineral Planning Factsheet: Construction Aggregates [1] provides further information on the supply and demand of aggregates in the UK.


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