Verney - still relevant after 30 years?
Beyond 'The way ahead'
In 1972 the Advisory Committee on Aggregates chaired by Sir Ralph Verney was tasked with reviewing matters relating to planning the provision of construction aggregates in Great Britain and a ground-breaking document was produced in 1976.
The National Stone Centre was asked to undertake a thorough review of the impact of the Verney Report - 'Aggregates: The Way Ahead', to review the proposals and conclusions, and to make comparable recommendations. In conducting their assessment they were able to canvas opinions from a wide range of specialists.
The new report Verney - still relevant after 30 years? Beyond the way ahead' considered the evolution of planning for aggregates provision, concentrating particularly upon England, but most importantly it made a large number of recommendations, some far reaching, based mainly upon lessons which could build upon past experience. It drew together many previous studies, statistics etc. and in this connection it is hoped that it will provide a useful reference work.
The report is available as a PDF file View report (3,730 kb)
Compiler: Ian A Thomas, Director, National Stone Centre
Assisted by: K E Down, C G Down, C Waite, P Hale and D E Highley
Prepared with the benefit of Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund Support via Communities and Local Government and the Department for the Environment Food and Rural Affairs, administrated by MIRO (Mineral Industry Research Organisation) 2008. Project 4.04.