Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


New access arrangements approved for Kent sand quarry

Applications proposing to allow the remaining soft sand reserve to be removed from Aylesford quarry via an alternative route to the one approved have been...

Ancillary quarry development approved in West Midlands green belt

Part-retrospective applications proposing a mortar batching plant and a processing, stocking and bagging area at Wildmoor quarry, near Bromsgrove have...

Electricity supply augmented at Yorkshire quarry

An application seeking permission for two high voltage switch rooms and associated sub-surface cable runs at Yarrow Aggregates, Leven have been approved...

Building stone

Reopening of historic building stone quarry refused over contamination fears

A proposal to extract 29,000 tonnes of Blue Lias limestone from a historical quarry near Taunton has been refused by Somerset County Council owing to an...

Extension to building stone quarry approved

Somerset County Council has approved an application to extend a Blue Lias Limestone quarry at Somerton, near Taunton.

Revised working scheme approved for Cumbrian quarry

Cumbria County Council has allowed a variation to conditions for Birkhams quarry in Sandwith approving a revised working scheme and minor alterations to...

Energy minerals

County council seeks new mineral sites

Worcestershire County Council is looking for new quarry sites for mineral extraction across the county as part of a consultation.

Wellsites in Vale of Pickering set to continue until 2035

North Yorkshire County Council is due to consider a report recommending permission be granted to extend the life of Pickering wellsite by 17 years until...

Local residents back coal mine extension plans

Residents living close to Banks Mining’s Bradley surface mine in County Durham have backed plans for a small extension to the site.

Industrial minerals

Scottish drilling project targets gold

Erris Resources will shortly undertake a prospective drilling campaign at its Loch Tay gold project in Perthshire, Scotland, in a bid to target 250,000...

170,000 tonne stockpile of road gritting salt allowed at appeal

A planning inspector has allowed a proposal to store 170,000 tonnes of road gritting salt for Highways England strategic winter resilience programmes at...

Infrastructure spend must not neglect local roads, says AIA

The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has called for greater investment in local roads following a government pledge to invest £100 billion in national infrastructure...