Mineral Planning
Quarry fight to save rare spider

Quarry fight to save rare spider

Plans to build new houses in an old quarry in Plymouth are being fought in a bid to save one of the world's rarest spiders.

 

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

Marina plan found contrary to green belt policy

30th January, 2015, Mineral Planning

An inspector has overruled claims that very special circumstances justify plans to extract half a million tonnes of sand and gravel in the Nottinghamshire green belt followed by the site's redevelopment as a marina, holding that the harm caused to th...

 
 

Anaerobic digester held to complement farm activity

30th January, 2015, Mineral Planning

An inspector has granted permission for an anaerobic digester at a Devon farm, concluding that it would complement rather than undermine agricultural operations.

 
 

MPs want shale exploration shelved

26th January, 2015, Mineral Planning

MPs who called this week for a moratorium on fracking arguing it would hinder efforts to tackle climate change have been roundly condemned.

 
 

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.