Quarry companies are the antithesis of meganuts, they destroy loads of stuff and employ highly paid lawyers to fight all attempts to stop them while saying they'll fill the hole to supply a water park. They used to pay blood money in compensation, the Aggregates Levy, but that's just been cancelled as part of the financial shake-up and because they're friends with the Tories. The number of people in DEFRA dealing with archaeology has been decimated. The govt. is about to make it possible to fast-track applications to quarry places. EH's capacity to fight them has been vastly reduced by funding cuts. The only thing that hasn't changed is that local councillors ALWAYS vote in support of the quarrying, as Google will quickly confirm. Don't ask me how, it must be magic.