Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

Minerals and Waste Local Plan:
Adopted December 1998

Clay

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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

 

5.9 In the past clay was extracted at many places in the Hampshire Basin, London Basin and Wealden Edge areas, primarily for brickmaking. Only two brickworks now remain in operation, at Michelmersh and Selborne, both with adjoining clay extraction pits. These brickworks produce high quality hand-made bricks and tiles, which are particularly valuable for use where new construction is required to harmonise with older buildings.

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