In 1994, the British government continued the policy of allowing old development orders to stand, rather than setting time limits on their validity. It allowed new stone quarrying to start up, based on orders that it had signed in 1947. At that time, the aim had been to further the reconstruction of Britain after World War II. Hundreds of these old orders exist and are now being re-registered. Standards of excavation were previously less strict and the capacity to excavate much lower, so there is fear that the countryside will be destroyed because the old orders do not take into account the new methods. In addition, the original aim of rebuilding Britain is no longer valid, and so the old orders should be rescinded, not re-registered.