A leading name in bulk materials handling has published what it calls its first white paper, which focuses on the problems caused by dust in minerals and other sectors.
It seems the NPPF may not always bring the clarity the minerals sector seeks. It may not always help accelerate the planning process and address any consenting stasis
Judith Damerell is head of planning at Lewis Silkin LLP
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