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  Influence of EU
 Role of central government
 Role of regional bodies
 Enviro protection/heritage
 Role of elected members
 Local communities
 Planning process
 Future aggregate sites
 Commercial interests
 Planning permission
 Enforcing planning rights
 Natural and built heritage
 Noise and vibration
 Transport and traffic
 Air quality
 Water resources
 Mineral waste
  What are aggregates?
 Resources vs Reserves
 Location of aggregates
 Quarry design/restoration
 Aggregate process
 Aggregate testing
  Aggregates use
 Supply and demand
 Value to economy
 Regional supply issues
 Local economy
 Transportation issues
 Site map
 Notes for trainers
Links to further information

Planning - Gateway to the European Union’s activities, institutions, documents and services. - Website for the Department of Communities and Local Government. - Site for accessing information on and websites of regional government offices. - Government’s online planning and building regulations resource. - Website of the planning inspectorate. - Website of the Royal Town Planning Institute. - Houses of Parliament - National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government. - Scottish Executive - Government of Northern Ireland - Information website for local government.

Sustainable Development Commission - Commission for rural communities.
Free downloads on mineral planning available through the BGS.

Environment -Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). - Website containing information to minimise the environmental impact of quarrying. - Simplified environmental guidance for the industry provided by the environment agency. Minerals industry guidance is here - - English Heritage. - English Nature. - Environment Agency. - Campaign to Protect Rural England. - Countryside Agency. - Wildlife Trusts. - Woodland Trust. - RSPB website. - Geoconservation Commission. - Website for RIGS groups in the UK. - Institute of field archaeologists.

High specification aggregate for skid-resistant road surfacing

Economic - Economic and Social Research Council. - Homepage for the aggregate levy sustainability fund. - National statistics office. - Department of trade and industry. - Website for the CBI.
- News from the minerals industry in the UK provided by the BGS.
- Free downloads on minerals and the economy available through the BGS.

Resources - Homepage for the British Geological Survey. - Homepage for the economic minerals program, hosted by the BGS.
- Digital mineral resource maps of the UK available from the BGS. - Quarry Products Association. - British Marine Aggregate Producers Association. - British Aggregates Association. - Institute of quarrying.
- List of links to aggregate producers in the UK provided by the British Geological Survey.
- Directory of mines and quarries, a BGS publication providing details on every active quarry in the UK.