Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Proposed raw material storage areas refused due to impact on national park

The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has refused permission for additional raw material storage areas at Stuart quarry, Penderyn, because it would...

Quarry restoration to include heritage attraction

Permission has been granted for the change of use of Fagl Lane quarry in Flintshire to an historically themed country park with a scaled recreation of...

Night-time working extended at asphalt plant in Kent

An application seeking to increase the number of out-of-hours working occasions at an asphalt plant near Ashford from 60 to a maximum of 180 in each calendar...

Building stone

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...

Transhipment proposal held incompatible with national park

The Peak District National Park Authority has refused an application by Stancliffe Stone to use a former wood yard on the Haddon Hall estate for the storage...

Mineral extraction at landfill site refused

An application proposing the extraction of 180,000 tonnes of aggregate and building stone from Arden quarry, near Stockport has been refused because it...

Energy minerals

Watchdog approves mine restoration

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

£25m geology project launched

More than 40 geological survey organisations from over 30 European countries have joined forces in a £25m project that could help the minerals sector.

Lighting scheme agreed for exploratory well site in Surrey AONB

A light management plan (LMP) has been approved by Surrey County Council in connection with the construction of an exploratory well site at Holmwood, near...

Industrial minerals

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.

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.