Ineos has agreed to buy an 80% stake in a petroleum exploration and development licence in the Midland Valley of Scotland.
An operator or minerals planning authority taking part in a planning inquiry who does not test evidence adduced cannot complain if the inspector bases a decision in whole or in part on that issues
Christian Silk is senior associate at Eversheds
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- Time extension granted for sand extraction at Bramshill quarry
- Extension of mineral extraction denied given limited need
- Methane gas exploration short-lived with limited impacts
- Peat digging held contrary to climate change aims
- Planning officer's recommendation overruled in costs award
- Magnesian limestone quarry extension approved