More gravel

The need for locally mined gravel continues – in today’s Oxford Mail is an article about a proposal for a new quarry at Clifton Hampden

The company concerned, Hills, says:

• The mineral reserve in this area is estimated to be approximately 2.5 million tonnes

• Extraction will be at a rate of around 200,000 tonnes per year

• Therefore the quarry will operate for a period of 12.5 years.