Hanson secures future resources
First publishedon www.AggBusiness.com
Hanson has said that it is confident that aggregate demand will return in the UK and has continued with its applications to access new reserves. The company has said that it has gained consent for five sites in the last 12 months that will open up 7million tonnes of sand and gravel for the UK construction market.
Hanson land and mineral resources director Mick Daynes said, “Lead times for securing new permissions, even small extensions, can be anything from two to five years. It’s important that we look ahead and ensure we are in a position to benefit when market conditions improve.”
The five extended sites are at Earls Barton in Northamptonshire, Whiteball near Wellington in Somerset, Rickneys, near Ware in Hertfordshire, Newington in Nottinghamshire and Baston Fen, Lincolnshire.
“Our in-house team has worked hard to secure these important permissions,” said Daynes. “Having tracked their progress, I know there have been some difficult issues to address but the results leave us well placed to sustain our current market and take advantage of the upturn when it comes.”