Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Resubmission of sand extraction proposal fails to address previous concerns, council decides

An application for sand and gravel extraction with restoration to agriculture and nature conservation use at a site near Tewkesbury has been refused by...

New conditions determined for national park quarry

The Peak District National Park authority has determined new conditions for Old Moor quarry near Buxton following an application for review.

New Denham quarry extension approved

Buckinghamshire County Council has approved a proposal to extend New Denham quarry, near Uxbridge into 24 hectares of land to the north of the existing...

Building stone

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...

Benefits of small-scale building stone extraction recognised

Monmouthshire County Council has approved an application to extract 4,500 tonnes of building stone over five years from a site within a larch plantation...

Energy minerals

UK first for mine accreditation

A mine has become the first in the UK to achieve a new business accreditation that aims to draw fresh skills into the industry.

New charter for MPA

Mineral Planning Association (MPA) has drawn up a new charter for its producer members that spells out a new vision for 2025.

Mine operator blasts UN

An angry mine operator has hit back after a critical report from the United Nations was picked up by the media.

Industrial minerals

Cemex tests insects' DNA

A UK-first nature monitoring scheme analysing the DNA of insects is set to be used across 400 minerals sites.

Neolithic mine to open

A 5,000-year-old pit where neolithic miners used antlers to hack out flint has been opened to the public.

Housing values hit construction

New figures have revealed the value of work starting on-site in the three months to January was 9% lower than during the same period a year ago.