Retrospective approval for mineral working for agricultural use

Oxfordshire County council has approved partly retrospective application for development at a limestone quarry in chipping Norton, together with processing...

Extension approved at soft sand and silica sand quarry

Hampshire County Council has resolved to grant permission for an extension to Frith End quarry for the extraction of 100,000 tonnes of soft sand and has...

Extension to quarry lifespan granted

Essex County Council has approved a proposal to continue extraction of sand and gravel at Widdington Pit, near Saffron Walden and restoration to agriculture...

Concern raised over landscape impact of proposed quarry

The Garioch area committee of Aberdeenshire Council has raised concerns about the landscape impact of a proposed new quarry at Newmachar, 9.5 kilometres...

Dust management measures at chalk quarry reviewed

Lincolnshire County Council has refused to allow the variation of conditions at South Thoresby quarry that would have revised the dust management scheme...


Plastic recycling facility approved at former colliery site

Nottinghamshire County Council has approved an application to change the use of a truck dismantling depot on industrial land near Nottingham to a plastics...

Taller stack at Corby EfW plant approved

North Northamptonshire Council has approved applications to increase the stack height at a renewable fuel and recycling facility in Corby after new interest...

Storage containers not compatible with waste use

A retrospective application to install 12 shipping containers on the rear yard of a skip waste recycling facility has been withdrawn after East Sussex...

Extension granted for skip waste recycling at sand pit

Essex County Council has approved a proposal to continue extraction of sand and gravel at Widdington Pit, near Saffron Walden and restoration to agriculture...

IBA storage permitted above culvert at recycling centre

Derbyshire County Council has approved a proposal to allow storage of material above a culvert at Johnsons Recycling Centre, Ilkeston.

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Malvern Hills, Herefordshire. Photograph: Neil Bussey/Getty Images

5 mineral consultations to look out for in May

A consultation on environmental targets and a county councils local plan policy options, along with a call for candidate sites for a local development plan, are included in this month's round up of mineral planning polices

A housing development under construction. Photograph: Justin Paget/Getty Images

Did EIA reform die with the Planning Bill?

What an apparent decision by the housing secretary Michael Gove to scrap the government's proposed Planning Bill could mean for reforms to the EU-derived environmental assessment regimes

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Bales of cardboard for recycling

6 waste consultations to look out for in May

Environmental targets, packaging waste reforms, policy options for a county council's local plan, and the impacts of air quality proposals for anaerobic digestion facilities are all the subject of consultations being run this month

Household waste bins put out on a street in Nottingham

12 waste consultations you need to know about this April

Nottinghamshire's draft local waste plan and reforms of the waste carrier registrations in England are among consultations with implications for waste planning his month