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Dry run Blue Circle has already spent £10M promoting its plans for a new Green Belt cement works in the south east of England. Dave Parker reports.

From Blue Circle's point of view, Holborough, near Snodland in Kent, would be the ideal site for a new 1.4Mt per annum greenfield cement works. The company opened its first works there more than 70 years ago - just one of the 20 or more cement works that have been built in the Medway valley since abundant supplies of raw materials began to be exploited in the late 19th Century. The original Holborough works was closed and demolished in 1973, but planning consent to extract chalk and ...

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