Mineral Planning
Extended life for historic quarry

Extended life for historic quarry

A building products company has been granted an extension to operations at one of the most sensitively situated quarries in the country.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

NAM events address key issues

NAM events address key issues

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

Nature After Minerals last summer held a round of best-practice demonstration events at mineral sites up and down the UK and on the continent. Debra Royal summarises the main themes discussed

 
 
A mineral-rich area of England

A mineral-rich area of England

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

At the heart of the Peak National Park lies the hamlet of Ecton where the Ecton Mine Educational Trust has been busy preserving the mine while encouraging young professionals into the minerals industry, writes Hugh Carson

 
 
How sound is your mineral plan?

How sound is your mineral plan?

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

The findings of the Mineral Products Association's Annual Mineral Planning Survey have caused concern among members interested in the value of the plan-led system, writes Ken Hobden

 
 
Going back to basics

Going back to basics

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In an era of increasingly sophisticated and expensive engineering solutions, the basic principles of sustainable urban drainage are at risk of being ignored, writes Nigel Bending

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Councillors request more information on hydrocarbon proposal in national park

20th April, 2015, Mineral Planning

An application for natural gas production and water re-injection at the existing Ebberston well site in the North York Moors National Park has been deferred to allow planning officers to obtain additional technical information.

 
 

Scottish council considers information required for baryte mine application

20th April, 2015, Mineral Planning

A proposal of application notice for a proposed baryte mine at Duntanlich has been considered by Perth and Kinross Council.

 
 

Peak District quarry permitted to continue producing Eyam limestone

20th April, 2015, Mineral Planning

The Peak District National Park Authority has approved a proposal to extend a building stone quarry near Bakewell to extract 69,000 tonnes of limestone over 27 years.

 
 

Latest Comment

The stress and strain spirals for local planning authorities

The stress and strain spirals for local planning authorities

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In January the North York Moors National Park Authority considered an update on the York potash planning application, including a revised timescale after the authority identified a need for further environmental data to support the application

 
 
Ruling illustrates how Land Tribunal reconciles compensation provisions

Ruling illustrates how Land Tribunal reconciles compensation provisions

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

In Portland Stone Firms Ltd and another v Dorset County Council [2014] UKUT 527 (LC), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) was asked to rule on certain preliminary issues raised in reference to a claim for compensation under section 107 of the Town and...

 
 
The shale gas phenomenon resonates globally

The shale gas phenomenon resonates globally

02nd April, 2015, Mineral Planning

Mineral planning doesn't often make the headlines in the national news but shale gas has clearly been the exception