Mineral Planning
Hargreaves warning on coal

Hargreaves warning on coal

Hargreaves bumped up profits 6% in the year to June but has warned that continuing economic uncertainty threatens the health of the UK coal industry.

 

Latest Knowledge Bank

Quarries called to the cathedral

Quarries called to the cathedral

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

Cathedrals are unique buildings with special needs when it comes to stone renovation. Sue Penaluna looks at how one council put its faith in planning to safeguard a world-famous house of worship in Exeter

 
 

Mineral information gold mine

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

Minventory is a major pan-European project to build a directory of information sources on minerals. Get it right, says David Parker, and Europe's dependence on imports will be reduced along with threats to critical materials

 
 
Keeping your health in safe hands

Keeping your health in safe hands

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

Good safety practices save more than lives - they cut insurance premiums and fines - but silicosis is set to test the best auditing, with 800 annual deaths estimated. Jez Abbott heard the British Aggregates Association debate good health

 
 
Design, drama and restoration

Design, drama and restoration

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

Taking a restoration-first approach to mines and quarries has helped one company achieve high design as well as environmental acclaim. Philip Baker and Mark Simmons get creative in the countryside

 
 
 

Latest Casework

Additional report on quarry extension leads to grant of consent

09th September, 2014, Mineral Planning

Norfolk County Council has approved an application proposing the extraction of 1.6 million tonnes of sand and gravel over 17 years, including processing plant, bagging plant new access and restoration to grassland and woodland.

 
 

Sand and gravel extraction in Trent valley recommended for approval

09th September, 2014, Mineral Planning

Nottinghamshire County Council has considered a report recommending approval of an application to extend Langford quarry and to restore the site to create a nature reserve with low-level meadows and an amenity lake.

 
 

Further five years allowed for rail ballast recycling at West Somerset Railway

09th September, 2014, Mineral Planning

An application by a heritage railway association for the continuation of crushing and screening of spent rail ballast has been approved by Somerset County Council.

 
 

Latest Comment

Shale may lead to low-carbon crisis

Shale may lead to low-carbon crisis

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

Prime minister David Cameron champions the exploitation of UK shale gas reserves as a way to cut energy bills and create jobs. Indeed, a UK Onshore Operators Group report in April claims fracking could trigger 33bn worth of investment and 64,000 j...

 
 
Local authorities have the right to take precautions to protect the environment

Local authorities have the right to take precautions to protect the environment

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

In R. (on the application of Champion) v North Norfolk DC [2013 ] a member of a local village action group brought a claim for judicial review following the grant of planning permission by the local planning authority for the erection of two silos a...

 
 
Digging for data will leave us unsettled but well-informed

Digging for data will leave us unsettled but well-informed

05th August, 2014, Mineral Planning

The latest news from BDS Marketing that the quarrying industry is failing to replenish aggregates production is sobering. With few consents established for new reserves, the industry will be affected and growth restrained. The report assessed the v...