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.
Gravel mine, Stanford in the Vale (image May 2018, courtesy Google Earth)
“Multi Aggregate Ltd is planning to expand its operation at Shellingford Quarry [nr. Stanford in the Vale] between Faringdon and Wantage, by 29 hectares. The development would involve the extraction of about 2.65 million tonnes of sand and 1.65 million tonnes of limestone over the period of about 20 years.”
For comparison, Site number SG-37: Land at Grandpont and South Hinksey is a 20hA site, with an estimated yield of 1.5 million tonnes: see previous post.