Mineral planning news and policy developments covering aggregates, building stone, industrial and energy minerals, development plans, restoration, and research.

Consultation launched on minerals

Consultation launched on minerals

Industry leaders have launched a consultation on a UK-wide minerals strategy to try and help the sector meet ambitious goals set by the government.

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Ghost of Bannockburn beats quarrier

Plans to quarry on one of Britain's most historic battlegrounds made famous by Robert the Bruce have been thrown out.

Watchdog approves mine restoration

An energy company that wanted to restore a mothballed mine has overcome concerns about possible damage to nature and biodiversity.

Gold mine set for inquiry

MPs have told gold prospectors that any planning application for their project will go before an independent public inquiry.

Company looks beyond Brexit

A cement company has teed up a deal with a harbour authority to open a new export base to support what it calls continued growth post Brexit.

NAM springs a new event

Nature After Minerals (NAM) has announced a new event in spring at Britain's biggest reedbed to focus on species conservation through restoration of minerals...