Mineral Planning
Big drive to tackle mine pollution

Big drive to tackle mine pollution

Experts are pioneering ways of tackling pollution that forms a toxic legacy of metal mining, a conference heard last week.

 

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Logging on to one geodata system

Logging on to one geodata system

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

The industry faces challenges to become more environmentally friendly, attract more investor investment and help lower commodity prices. David Ovadia explains how a centralised database could help achieve these goals.

 
 
Awareness drive starts to pay off

Awareness drive starts to pay off

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

Twenty years ago, the CBI Minerals Group set up Living with Minerals to reinforce the importance of the minerals industry. Although there is still more work to do, there are signs of a return on investment Alison Carter reports

 
 
Space aids peatland management

Space aids peatland management

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

Earth observation is increasingly being used as innovative method of mapping and monitoring the health of peatlands, and is more cost-effective than manual mapping, writes Philip Briscoe

 
 
Digging into the Bronze Age

Digging into the Bronze Age

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

Internationally important discoveries are being made at Hanson's Must Farm as part of a planning condition to extend the clay quarry. David Gibson reveals how the finds are changing the way Fenland archeology is viewed.

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Remediation measures approved for Harwarth colliery tips

22nd March, 2015, Mineral Planning

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved an application to import and spread high alkaline, organic material on exposed colliery discard at the former Harworth Colliery tips to reduce acidity levels.

 
 

Surrey County Council allows continuation of mineral extraction and landfill restoration in green belt

22nd March, 2015, Mineral Planning

Permission has been granted, subject to the completion of a legal agreement, for the continuation of mineral extraction and processing, recycling of construction wastes and concrete production at Hithermoor quarry in the Surrey metropolitan green bel...

 
 

Proposal to test Bowland Shale gas resource rejected

22nd March, 2015, Mineral Planning

Lancashire County council has resolved to refuse permission for a shale gas exploration site to be retained for a further three years, contrary to the planning officer's recommendation.

 
 

Latest Comment

Wales is right to make the most of its resources

Wales is right to make the most of its resources

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

In December I had the pleasure of attending a debate about the challenges for developing energy policy in Wales at an event organised by the Policy Forum for Wales. It was reassuring to hear there was support in the short- to medium-term for energy f...

 
 
Fracking decision shows duplication of environmental controls is unnecessary

Fracking decision shows duplication of environmental controls is unnecessary

04th February, 2015, Mineral Planning

In R (on the application of Frack Free Balcombe Residents Association) v West Sussex County Council [2014] EWHC 4108 (Admin), a residents' association challenged a mineral planning authority's decision to grant planning permission for the exploration...

 
 
Court of Session rules on overriding need for sand and gravel extraction

Court of Session rules on overriding need for sand and gravel extraction

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

In Patersons of Greenoakhill Ltd v The Scottish Ministers, South Lanarkshire Council [2014] CSIH 24, the Court of Session was asked to consider whether a reporter had erred in his reasoning and conclusion that the benefits of a proposal to extract sa...