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Mineral Planning Bulletin 26 March 2019

Welcome to the Mineral Planning Bulletin, delivering the latest news, features and updates on applications and appeals.

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Aggregates levy review to consider environmental impact, Treasury says 19 March 2019, by Conor McGlone A comprehensive review into an environmental tax intended to reduce the extraction of fresh aggregate, such as rock, sand and gravel, will begin in the spring, the Treasury has confirmed. Aggregates levy review to consider environmental impact, Treasury says
Drax's 299MW former mine-based power station approved 19 March 2019, by James Agyepong-Parsons The £90m Milbrook Power station in Bedfordshire has been rubber stamped by the energy secretary. The open-cycle gas turbine power station will be built by power company Drax on an eight hectare site on a former clay mine in Rookery Pit South.
Welsh opencast coal mine to resume extraction
Banks submits plans for surface coal mine
Go ahead for UK’s only coking coal mine
Tarmac plans asphalt recycling facility
Quarry undergoes restoration
Casework – Applications
Silica sand extraction approved in Cheshire
Increase in HGVs allowed at Welsh slate quarry
Ancillary development approved at Yorkshire quarry
Power generation plant proposed for oilfield site
Revised proposals for restoration of Scottish opencast site approved
New power station approved
Extended timescale agreed for industrial limestone quarry
Casework – Appeals
New power station approved
Knowledge Bank
Stand up against exploitation 4 February 2019, by Martyn Kenny One of the UK's biggest building materials companies has signed up to an ethical labour sourcing standard and supports a new protocol to prevent exploitation. Martyn Kenny explains why this is good for the construction industry Stand up against exploitation
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