The quarry quandary

I had a fascinating response to last week’s article about quarrying, and the lack of regulation surrounding it.

30th May, 2009

I had a fascinating response to last week’s article about quarrying, and the lack of regulation surrounding it.

Readers from five different counties contacted me to illustrate cases that had directly affected them. Because I don’t have the resources to investigate each one, I won’t name names or locations. But your stories highlight a number of common factors.

1.Quarry ‘owners’ have sometimes claimed rights to long-abandoned quarries that, historically,...

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