Two quarries have been recognised for outstanding contributions to biodiversity at the European Aggregates Association (UEPG) awards in Brussels.
This case makes it clear that no special weight will be given to the views of a minerals planning authority
Peter Nesbit is principle associate at Eversheds LLP
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