Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Inert waste recycling proposal addresses capacity shortage

Carmarthenshire County council has approved plans for an inert waste recycling centre at a redundant colliery site near Llanelli.

Replacement concrete products factory approved in Wakefield limestone quarry

A proposal to construct a new concrete product manufacturing facility in the base of a limestone quarry at Knottingley has been approved by Wakefield Council.

Aggregate bagging operation allowed at rail head near Oxford

Oxfordshire County Council has approved a proposal for an aggregate bagging operation, including hoppers, administration and welfare facilities at the...

Building stone

Greater flexibility in vehicle movements granted at Welsh building stone quarry

Neath Port Talbot Council has approved a proposal to vary conditions restricting vehicle movements at a building stone quarry near Swansea.

Life of building stone quarry extended

Cumbria County Council has agreed to a proposal to continue working at a building stone quarry near Carlisle until 31 May 2022.

Variations approved for stone processing site

An application to vary a permission for stone storage and processing at Hagg Wood quarry has been approved by Kirklees Council.

Energy minerals

Gas chief welcomes strategy

Oil and gas chiefs have welcomed last week's launch of the government's Clean Growth Strategy, which includes up to £557m for so-called clean electricity...

Emissions doubts despite coal pledge

Energy experts have insisted Britain faces carbon catch-up issues despite a recent joint commitment with Canada to phase out unabated coal power by 2025.

Energy firm plans to frack

An energy firm is to submit plans to carry out fracking at a site in Cheshire.

Industrial minerals

BGS names its first chair

British Geological Survey (BGS) has made a leading academic and former Whitehall mandarin chairman of its inaugural board.

Rallying call for construction

One of the UK's most influential construction leaders has condemned Britain's pitiful productivity rate and called for a big push to meet ambitious building...

New push on lorry safety

Minerals chiefs have welcomed new plans from the mayor of London to reduce collisions between industry lorries and pedestrians and cyclists.