Politics is great unknown in permitting any land use: do your homework

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By Christopher Hopkins Senior Vice President, Aggregates and Mining The Saint Consulting Group You drill to confirm that the product on the site is suitable, and your consultants conduct scientific studies to show your quarry expansion or greenfield project won’t damage water sources or the environment. The results are good, and you’re ready to file for permits. But not so … Read More

Politics is great unknown in permitting any land use: do your homework

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By Christopher Hopkins Senior Vice President, Aggregates and Mining The Saint Consulting Group You drill to confirm that the product on the site is suitable, and your consultants conduct scientific studies to show your quarry expansion or greenfield project won’t damage water sources or the environment. The results are good, and you’re ready to file for permits. But not so … Read More

Wal-Mart Quietly Rings a City

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A report in Sunday’s Chicago Tribune pretty much confirms Jesse McKnight’s posting earlier this month about Wal-Mart making a concerted efforts to build stores in parts of the country that have traditionally been off limits to the big boxes. While Wal-Mart has been in the spotlight for trying, mostly unsuccessfully, to plant its flag in the city of Chicago, the … Read More

Quarries hit rock bottom as most opposed property sector in Britain — Saint Index

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The latest UK Saint Index survey carried out by The Saint Consulting Group found that quarries reach a new all time low, for the first time beating casinos and power stations as most hated form of development. The Saint Index asks whether the public supports or opposes development across a wide range of industries. This produces a NIMBY Hate List … Read More