Mineral Planning
MEP backs minerals restoration

MEP backs minerals restoration

A member of the European parliament (MEP) recently visited a sand and gravel site on the border of Berkshire and Hampshire as part of a biodiversity initiative.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Shelling out for shale gas

Shelling out for shale gas

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Forget the all-or-nothing rhetoric behind fracking, Chris Hope puts a price on what shale gas producers should pay for contributing to climate change and suggests a polluter-pays tax could yield £6bn for the Treasury

 
 
Concrete lessons in sustainability

Concrete lessons in sustainability

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Construction is picking up but so is demand for sustainable materials. Terry Balmer looks at how the production of cement and concrete - a major source of CO2 emissions - has been cleaned up

 
 

Full on for full disclosure

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

New EU rules are being rolled out to ensure more transparent accounting by extractive industries. Matthew Townsend, Alana Lampitt and Hattie Hughes cut through the legal jargon to spell out what this means for operators

 
 

A less rocky road for aggregates

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

The aggregates sector is cautiously upbeat thanks to growing demand for houses, infrastructure and flood defences. But Julian Clapp warns that new reserves of sand, gravel and rock are needed to sustain this fragile impetus

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Revised restoration proposal held to bring landscape benefits

16th April, 2014, Mineral Planning

West Sussex County Council has allowed the importation of 555,000 tonnes of inert material over five years to restore Boxgrove quarry near Chichester.

 
 

Extension of time granted for quarry restoration to allow recontouring

06th April, 2014, Mineral Planning

More time has been allowed for the restoration of Town Farm quarry in the North Cheshire green belt.

 
 

Permission granted for improvement to quarry restoration

06th April, 2014, Mineral Planning

Cheshire West and Chester Council has allowed the importation of inert waste at a former sand quarry located 14 kilometres east of Chester in order to restore the site to agricultural land.

 
 

Latest Comment

Profits sky-rocket while resources fall to earth

Profits sky-rocket while resources fall to earth

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Hargreaves Services bumped up operating profit by just more than 25% in the six months to December 2013. And Breedon Aggregates saw pre-tax profit sky-rocket almost 122% last year and forecasts a good 2014. You can almost sense relief as well as ...

 
 
Supreme Court rules on private nuisance in planning case

Supreme Court rules on private nuisance in planning case

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

The Supreme Court recently considered the law on private nuisance regarding bike and car racing, which could have implications for mineral planning authorities and operators. The respondents ran a stadium in the Suffolk countryside that had plann...

 
 
A woman's place is in the House of Lords

A woman's place is in the House of Lords

31st March, 2014, Mineral Planning

Apart from my love of hard rock geology and ore genesis, I got into exploration and mining because it is adventurous, interesting and exciting. I m a chartered geologist with an MSc in mineral project appraisal and belong to an industry that off...