Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Bluehill quarry extension approved

The Moray Council has granted permission for an extension to Bluehill quarry to allow the extraction of 80,000 tonnes a year of rock over 47 years, together...

Extension of time granted for Hampshire sand quarry

Applications to extend the duration of sand extraction at Frith end quarry until 31 December 2022 and to continue the associated importation and re-sale...

No issues raised on PAN for wind farm borrow pit

The Moray Council has noted a proposal of application notice for mineral development in connection with a wind farm development and has resolved that there...

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

Mines warned on risk

A risk-management expert has warned mining companies are falling short on safety in their efforts to balance cost control with risk management.

Coal call on Trump

A coal industry leader has called on both European leaders and US president Donald Trump to ramp up investment in coal technology.

Scientists shine spotlight on shale

A new £31m research programme will pay for scientists to look at meeting future energy needs using underground energy technologies such as drilling for...

Industrial minerals

Builders upbeat but wary

Rising materials costs have failed to dent growth in construction, according to experts, who have nevertheless warned government to commit to big projects...

Big road contract awarded

A county council has awarded an extension to a £3.5m-a-year highways maintenance contract with a materials and construction company.

Sirius in share push

The company behind a vast polyhalite project in north Yorkshire is ramping up its growth plans by listing its shares on the London Stock Exchange main...