TIME RUNNING OUT FOR SAND AND GRAVEL?

THIS ARTICLE DISCUSSES THE PROBLEMS WHICH WILL AFFECT THE SUPPLY OF AGGREGATE TO THE SOUTH EAST IN THE FUTURE. THE FORECASTED DEMAND UP TO 1980 FOR AGGREGATES IN THE SOUTH EAST IS OVER 700 MILLION TONNES, WHICH WOULD REQUIRE THE RELEASE OF 10,200 HA OF LAND FOR SAND AND GRAVEL EXTRACTION. AGGREGATES MUST BE TAKEN TO THE SOUTH EAST FROM OTHER REGIONS BY RAIL. THE FORECASTS OF AGGREGATES CARRIED BY RAIL IN GREAT BRITAIN FOR 1973-80 ARE TABULATED. THE USE OF ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS MUST BE ASSESSED. PRACTICAL ACTION IS NECESSARY WHICH WILL PREVENT A SHORTAGE OF AGGREGATES IN THE 1980'S.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gosney, J
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-7

Media Info

  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 38-39
  • Serial:
    • CONTRACT JOURNAL
    • Volume: 262
    • Issue Number: 4966
    • Publisher: Reed Business Information, Limited
    • ISSN: 0010-7859

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083756
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1975 12:00AM