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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.

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Scottish Aggregates Survey 2012
Consented reserves

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Consented reserves

15. Table 5 shows the information gathered from respondents on consented reserves for crushed rock and sand and gravel respectively. As confirmed in paragraph 8, 43 forms were returned where sites were classified as "inactive". This means that the site has been worked in the past and still contains consented reserves. However, no production took place at the sites during 2012. It is assumed that these sites can be worked without the need for planning permission so Table 6 provides further information on estimated years supply taking these sites into account.

16. Table 5 also shows that the apparent life of reserves for crushed rock are likely to be more secure than sand and gravel. At 2012 there was an average 29 year supply for hardrock in Scotland from active sites. For sand and gravel, the average years supply from active sites is 14 years, with the highest levels in the SESplan area which is recorded as having a 32 year supply from active sites.

TABLE 5: PRODUCTION, RESERVES & YEARS SUPPLY

Hard Rock Production Estimated Consented Reserves Maximum Supply at 2012 Production Levels in Years Estimated Consented Reserves in active sites in 2012 Maximum Supply from active sites at 2012 Production Levels in Years
Argyll & Bute * * * * *
Forth Valley 0 * - 0 -
Highland & Moray 6,040 * * 23,205 4
North East Scotland 1,042 * * 240,792 231
Orkney & Shetland Islands * 1,759 * * *
SESPlan 1,489 47,275 32 21,809 15
TAYplan 848 21,483 25 17,193 20
West Central Scotland A 3,327 94,841 29 81,627 25
West Central Scotland B & Dumfries & Galloway 720 * * 18,131 25
Western Isles 267 * * 2,770 10
14,063 533,562 38 410,427 29
Sand & Gravel Production Estimated Consented Reserves Maximum Supply at 2012 Production Levels in Years Estimated Consented Reserves in active sites in 2012 Maximum Supply from active sites at 2012 Production Levels in Years
Argyll & Bute * * * * *
Forth Valley * * * * *
Highland & Moray 521 5,469 11 5,430 10
North East Scotland 259 4,151 16 4,151 16
Orkney & Shetland Islands 0 0 - 0 -
SESPlan 520 17,768 34 16,768 32
TAYplan 827 20,360 25 10,460 13
West Central Scotland A 1,505 26,740 18 18,791 12
West Central Scotland B & Dumfries & Galloway * * * * *
Western Isles 6 123 20 123 20
4,468 83,795 19 60,842 14

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