Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Time extension allowed for Oxfordshire quarry

Oxfordshire County Council has agreed to a proposal to extend the time limit for mineral extraction and comprehensive restoration and development of Shipton-in-Cherwell...

New owner seeks amendments to quarry restoration provisions

An application seeking to remove an obligation relating to the catchment area from which waste could be imported to a quarry and landfill site in north-east...

Night-time working of ashalt plant permitted for road maintenance

Extended hours of operation have been permitted at an asphalt plant at Appleford rail sidings, near Oxford.

Building stone

Extension approved at Bath stone quarry

A controversial proposal to extend a small quarry and to vary the restoration scheme has been approved by Bath and North East Somerset Council, subject...

New quarry approved in Huddersfield green belt

Kirklees Council has approved plans to extract one million tonnes of sandstone from a greenfield site near Huddersfield over 20 years.

More time allowed for minerals extraction at Thrislington quarry

Durham County Council has approved an application to extend the timescale for extracting the remaining 5.4 million tonnes of magnesian limestone reserves...

Energy minerals

Derby students dig in

University students have gained hands-on experience of minerals management after a visit to the north-east's biggest surface mine.

Plea on apprenticeship levy

A leading aggregates company has thrown its weight behind a controversial policy on apprenticeship funding and is urging companies to do likewise.

Review of oil well site updates conditions

Updated conditions have been agreed for an oil field in Nottinghamshire that was drilled and tested in the late 1980s.

Industrial minerals

Cemex launches digital ordering

A major construction materials company has launched internet technology it reckons will change how the industry conducts its day-to-day business.

Cement companies fail on climate

Cement companies must more than double their efforts to slash emissions and meet Paris climate goals, warns a new report critical of European manufacturers.

Increase in HGVs allowed to support supply of sand to sports sector

Nottinghamshire County Council has agreed to vary a permission for a quarry near Mansfield to allow a seasonal increase in the permitted number of HGV...