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Quarrying and minerals

Quarrying wrecks landscapes Quarrying wrecks landscapes Photo: © CPRE

Oxfordshire’s sands and gravels are an enormously valuable. But extracting minerals is such a dirty business that there have to be limits and carefully made plans to minimise disruption and misery for local residents.

Massive lorries squeeze and rumble down tiny Thrupp Lane Massive lorries squeeze and rumble down tiny Thrupp Lane Photo: © Jane Tomlinson

Oxfordshire’s mineral wealth is in sand and gravel rather than diamonds and coal. Nevertheless, it’s a hugely valuable natural resource and brings economic benefits to communities. But this needs to be carefully managed because the impact of large-scale, long-term extraction of minerals can be profound.

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