In its latest Annual Mineral Planning Survey (AMPS) for 2022, based on data from MPA members, the trade association reports a chronic failure to replenish rock, sand and gravel reserves at anywhere near the same rate as the materials are being used in British construction.
As long as consumption continues to exceed availability through new mineral planning consents, the reserve-base upon which the mineral products sector is so dependent will continue to diminish says the MPA, with serious consequences for the delivery of energy infrastructure, transport improvements and new homes.
The Mineral Products Association (MPA) is the trade association for the aggregates, asphalt, cement, concrete, dimension stone, lime, mortar and industrial sand industries.
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