Mineral Planning
Restore project to end in a bang

Restore project to end in a bang

The Restore project focusing on minerals site restoration is set to finish with a flourish next month with a gathering of industry leaders.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

NAM events address key issues

NAM events address key issues

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

Nature After Minerals last summer held a round of best-practice demonstration events at mineral sites up and down the UK and on the continent. Debra Royal summarises the main themes discussed

 
 
A mineral-rich area of England

A mineral-rich area of England

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

At the heart of the Peak National Park lies the hamlet of Ecton where the Ecton Mine Educational Trust has been busy preserving the mine while encouraging young professionals into the minerals industry, writes Hugh Carson

 
 
How sound is your mineral plan?

How sound is your mineral plan?

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

The findings of the Mineral Products Association's Annual Mineral Planning Survey have caused concern among members interested in the value of the plan-led system, writes Ken Hobden

 
 
Going back to basics

Going back to basics

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In an era of increasingly sophisticated and expensive engineering solutions, the basic principles of sustainable urban drainage are at risk of being ignored, writes Nigel Bending

 
 
 

Latest Casework

New conditions determined for Leicestershire brick clay quarry

19th May, 2015, Mineral Planning

Updated conditions have been agreed by Leicestershire County Council for Ibstock Brick's quarry near Coalville in accordance with the provisions of the mineral review procedure.

 
 

Whisby quarry extension approved

18th May, 2015, Mineral Planning

Lafarge Tarmac has received consent from Lincolnshire County Council for the extraction of sand and gravel on land west of Whisby quarry, making use of existing plant and infrastructure.

 
 

Retention of concrete plant allowed

18th May, 2015, Mineral Planning

Lincolnshire County Council has concluded that the permanent retention of a concrete batching plant site at Manor Pit quarry would not harm the site's restoration when quarrying ceased.

 
 

Latest Comment

The stress and strain spirals for local planning authorities

The stress and strain spirals for local planning authorities

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In January the North York Moors National Park Authority considered an update on the York potash planning application, including a revised timescale after the authority identified a need for further environmental data to support the application

 
 
Ruling illustrates how Land Tribunal reconciles compensation provisions

Ruling illustrates how Land Tribunal reconciles compensation provisions

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In Portland Stone Firms Ltd and another v Dorset County Council [2014] UKUT 527 (LC), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) was asked to rule on certain preliminary issues raised in reference to a claim for compensation under section 107 of the Town and...

 
 
The shale gas phenomenon resonates globally

The shale gas phenomenon resonates globally

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

Mineral planning doesn't often make the headlines in the national news but shale gas has clearly been the exception