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Iron Age settlement unearthed

Iron Age settlement unearthed

Archaeologists digging at a regional surface mine have unearthed a sprawling Iron Age settlement in the north-east of England.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Realising natural capital assets

Realising natural capital assets

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

The Tellus Projects are transcending original goals to now shape policy and stimulate new investments in mineral, energy and infrastructure resources, explain Andy Howard, Mike Young and Marie Cowan

 
 
Low-cost long-range mapping

Low-cost long-range mapping

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are providing simple, low-cost methods for collecting detailed data and high-resolution photography that allows for enhanced geological mapping, says Adrian C Charters

 
 
Going underground

Going underground

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

The first operational underground dimension mine on the Isle of Portland has uncovered large reserves of stone, the quarrying of which will require careful planning permission, writes Naomi Lee

 
 
Establishing EMSAGG dialogue

Establishing EMSAGG dialogue

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

Bringing different shareholders together will result in the achievement of sustainable development at a European level for the marine sand and gravel industry, writes Ruth Hynes

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Gas pipeline held justified by supply security case

19th December, 2014, Mineral Planning

A development consent order has been granted under the Planning Act 2008 for a 27-kilometre buried gas pipeline serving the Willington C power station site in Derbyshire, with the secretary of state finding that it would maintain security of supply.

 
 

Permission refused for restoration of quarry using on site imported wastes

14th December, 2014, Mineral Planning

An application for the restoration of part of Highfield quarry, Spilsby using imported, recycled inert waste material has been refused by Lincolnshire County Council because there was no need for additional landfill capacity.

 
 

Favourable recommendation for secondary aggregate recovery scheme

14th December, 2014, Mineral Planning

An application for the recovery of 872,250 tonnes of foundry tip material as secondary aggregate and the extraction of 87,119 tonnes of coal at the Hartington reclamation scheme, Staveley, near Chesterfield has been recommended for approval.

 
 

Latest Comment

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...

 
 
Government needs to firm up a long-term minerals strategy

Government needs to firm up a long-term minerals strategy

02nd December, 2014, Mineral Planning

The construction sector is picking up and there is more talk of infrastructure investment. But where is the UK minerals strategy to support this renewed vigour?

 
 
Casework reflects continued debate over energy minerals applications

Casework reflects continued debate over energy minerals applications

01st October, 2014, Mineral Planning

The role of elected councillors in local government is complex. They need to balance the needs and interests of their ward residents, those of the wider borough, their party and the council as a whole.