Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Sand and gravel extraction site contrary to development plan

Telford and Wrekin Council has resolved to oppose a proposal for a 2.65 million tonne sand and gravel quarry at an appeal for non-determination of an application...

Extension to Hatfield quarry approved

An application to extract 450,000 tonnes of sand and gravel from a 17.7 hectare area known as Furze Field within the metropolitan green belt has been approved...

Sand and gravel extraction allowed on appeal

A proposal for the working of sand and gravel over nine years in the metropolitan green belt has been allowed on appeal after Havering Council refused...

Building stone

Reserves exchange application in national park approved

The Peak District National Park Authority has approved a one-hectare extension to Pilhough quarry at Stanton Moor, subject to the revocation of permission...

Quarry schemes agreed after stop notice

Oxfordshire County Council has approved an extension to Great Tew quarry after the operator submitted three key schemes linked to pre-commencement conditions.

New conditions determined for historic slate quarry

An application proposing a set of 50 conditions for a slate quarry in north Wales has been agreed by Gwynedd County Council, subject to the extension of...

Energy minerals

Quarry safety on kids' curriculum

Minerals leaders have teamed up with safety experts to launch a "baccalaureate" challenge to keep people safe around water.

MPA warning on fatalities

New official figures that reveal five people were killed on minerals sites in 2015 has led to industry leaders demanding urgent action.

Controversial proposal for shale gas exploration approved subject to legal agreement

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved in principle an exploratory well to target the Bowland Shale and Millstone Grit to assess the potential for...

Industrial minerals

Industry-first lime service

A service billed as an industry first has rumbled into action with small-scale liquid lime delivery vehicles targeting smaller companies or those in remote...

Boost for biggest housebuilder

Britain's biggest housebuilder is expecting to construct the highest number of homes in nine years as sales hit record levels.

MPA welcomes construction boost

Industry chiefs have welcomed new figures showing strong demand for mineral products in the first quarter of 2017 but are warning on stalled road projects.