Hygrove Aggregates granted planning permission to extend Cwm Nant Lleici Quarry
HYGROVE Aggregates, part of the Hygrove Group of companies, have secured planning consent for their plans for an extension to Cwn Nant Lleci Quarry, near Pontardawe, in Swansea. The extended planning consent will see extraction activity continue at the quarry site until 2040.
Cwm Nant Lleici boasts high-PSV (high polished stone value) reserves of around 6.5 million tonnes and is one of only four sites in the country that can provide aggregates with a PSV of 68 or more.
Last month (August), Hygrove Aggregates completed their acquisition of Cwm Nant Lleici from Aggregate Industries (AI), following the company’s decision to exercise a buy-back option that formed part of the initial sale to Camas Aggregates (a business that later became part of AI) in 1995.
Ben Francis, director of Hygrove Group, commented: ‘The extension to the existing planning consent is great news for Hygrove, following our recent acquisition of Cwm Nant Lleici. The quarry has some of the highest-quality reserves in the UK and this decision means that construction projects taking place in the UK over the next two decades will have access to this vital resource.’