Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

Minerals and Waste Local Plan:
Adopted December 1998

Chalk

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Alternative Aggregates

Secondary Aggregates

5. Meeting the Need for Minerals

Marine-Dredged Sand And Gravel

Chalk

Geology

Crushed Rock

Clay

Sand And Gravel

Secondary Or Substitute Aggregate Materials

Borrow Pits

Chalk

Aggregates Supply

Oil And Gas

Clay

Preferred Areas For Sand And Gravel Extraction

Minerals Processing And Manufacturing Plant

Borrow Pits

Alternative Aggregates

Mineral Exploration

Oil And Gas

Aggregates Wharves And Depots

 

5.8 Chalk is produced in relatively small quantities from up to 12 quarries within the Chalk Downlands area and the smaller outcrop of chalk at Portsdown Hill. It is estimated that in recent years around 200,000 tonnes of chalk have been produced annually. About three-quarters of this has been used as constructional fill material, but Hampshire also produces chalk for use as agricultural lime and has produced chalk for industrial processes.

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