• Local GAPs

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Useful Links

Links to further information on aggregates can be found below. The list is not exhaustive but provides both the casual and the more interested reader with a starting point.

Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund

Defra – Information on the cessation of the funding scheme in England.

Natural England - Information on the operation of the scheme by Natural England from 2009 – 2011.

Quarrying Industry

Aggregate Industries – Aggregate Industries quarries, manufacturers and suppliers of a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry.

British Aggregate Association – Provides essential support to the independent aggregate sector and makes sure that their voice is heard at all levels of UK and EU administrations.

AggRegain – A free sustainable aggregates information service.

Institute of Quarrying – An international body serving members employed in or supplying material to, the aggregate, cement and recycling industries.

Mineral Products Association – UK trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, lime, mortar and silica sand industries.

British Marine Aggregate Producers Association – UK trade association for marine aggregate producers.


Good Quarry – Source of information for those within the industry (operators, planners, consultants, etc.) and the public who may be affected by quarrying.

Planning for Minerals – British Geological Survey website used as a training resource in key planning issues related to aggregate minerals.

Minerals UK – British Geological Survey centre for sustainable mineral development.

Virtual Quarry – Interactive site about quarrying and rocks.