Category: Hughes Craven news

10ha. Quarry Extension Approved


On behalf of a long-standing Client, Hughes Craven Ltd. has successfully secured a ten hectare extension to a limestone quarry in North Lincolnshire. The existing quarry was granted permission in 2009 following a Public Inquiry and has now become an important supplier to the construction industry within North Lincolnshire. Whilst permitted reserves remain, the operator […]

Quarry Extension Approved at Appeal


The Planning Inspectorate has allowed an Appeal and granted planning permission for a four hectare extension of a limestone quarry in Lincolnshire. The quarry is an established supplier of aggregates to local markets and had been in operation for over 50 years. Throughout its lifetime it had been progressively extended however permitted reserves were nearing […]

Extension of Time for Building Stone Quarry


North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have approved a 15 year extension to the life of an important building stone quarry in order to allow remaining reserves of high quality limestone to be worked. Working on behalf of the landowner, Hughes Craven Ltd. initially undertook pre-application discussions with NYCC, with a subsequent request for a Screening […]

National Minerals Week


Following its successful launch in 2016, the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) is encouraging quarry operators, industry bodies and individuals to join in with this year’s National Minerals Week, from 16–22 October. National Minerals Week is a celebration aimed at raising awareness of the critical role that the mineral extraction sector fulfils in shaping our global […]

Quarry Garden Wins Awards


Judges have awarded the Institute of Quarrying (IQ) Quarry Garden a Gold medal, the Best in Show and Best Construction at the Royal Horticultural Society’s first ever Chatsworth Flower Show, in June 2017. The Quarry Garden was the largest show garden at RHS Chatsworth and is part of an ongoing communications strategy to open the […]

Longwood Named Quarry of the Year


Lincolnshire quarrying firm, Longwood Quarries Ltd., has been crowned quarry of the year by industry leaders. The firm won the award at the British Aggregates Association annual conference held just outside Birmingham. The seven-staff quarry in Blankney near Lincoln has supplied screened lime and crushed aggregates to the farming and construction industry for more than […]