Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton

Minerals and Waste Local Plan:
Adopted December 1998

5. MEETING THE NEED FOR MINERALS

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Marine-Dredged Sand And Gravel

Secondary Aggregates

Geology

Crushed Rock

Chalk

Sand And Gravel

Secondary Or Substitute Aggregate Materials

Clay

Chalk

Aggregates Supply

Borrow Pits

Clay

Preferred Areas For Sand And Gravel Extraction

Oil And Gas

Borrow Pits

Alternative Aggregates

Minerals Processing And Manufacturing Plant

Oil And Gas

Aggregates Wharves And Depots

Mineral Exploration

Alternative Aggregates

   

Geology

5.1 In simple geological terms, Hampshire can be divided into four main areas: the Chalk Downlands; the Hampshire Basin; the London Basin; and the Wealden Edge. These areas are shown in Figure 1.

5.2 Within the County there are economic mineral resources of sand and gravel, solid sand, chalk, clay, and oil and gas. All of these minerals are currently being worked to a greater or lesser extent. The most important, in terms of quantity produced, are sand and gravel and solid sand, which are used as aggregates. Existing mineral working sites in Hampshire are listed in Appendix 6.

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