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Conwy has three working quarries. These provide rock for a wide range of uses, from road surfacing to defending our coastline.

Penmaenmawr Quarry produces a hard igneous rock, which is used as rail ballast, for road stone and making concrete.

Raynes Quarry near Colwyn Bay is the only quarry in North Wales that has a jetty. It produces limestone both for the local market and for shipping further afield.

St George Quarry near Abergele also produces limestone, mainly for the local market.

Minerals that are used in construction are known as aggregates. The North Wales Regional Aggregates Working Party produces annual reports on the state of aggregate production. You can view and download the most recent report below.

For further information about mineral planning in Conwy, please contact:

Principal Planning Officer - Development Control

01492 575391

Related documents

Acrobat/PDF FileNorth Wales Regional Aggregates Working Party Annual Report 2005
Document type: Acrobat/PDF File
Document size: 446k


Published: 12/02/2014    Last updated: 08/03/2017

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