Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Extension to life of north Wales quarry granted

Flintshire County Council has allowed a ten-year extension to the life of Hendre quarry until 31 December 2030, with restoration being completed two years...

1.4Mt quarry extension approved

Nottinghamshire County Council has granted permission for a 4.5-hectare extension to Bestwood II quarry to enable the extraction of 1.4 million tonnes...

Welfare units refused at green belt quarry

A retrospective application to retain two container units for employee welfare use at an aggregates recycling facility (ARF) within Shepperton Quarry for...

Building stone

Amendment to stone transportation arrangements granted

Oxfordshire County Council has allowed the variation of conditions to allow the transport of large stone blocks from Castle Barn quarry by HGV following...

Slate waste tip recovery scheme refused on appeal

An appeal against Gwynedd County Council's refusal to give permission to extract material for use as walling stone, fill and aggregate has been dismissed...

New conditions determined for Yorkshire building stone quarry

Calderdale Council has approved a set of new conditions for a building stone quarry near Halifax.

Energy minerals

Security compound at wellsite receives retrospective consent

Retrospective planning permission has been granted by Lincolnshire County Council for development at an exploratory hydrocarbon wellsite at Biscathorpe.

Long-term habitat management plan approved for former surface mine

Derbyshire County Council has approved a habitat management plan in respect of an obligation under a section 106 agreement for Lodge House surface mine,...

Notice served on former Scottish Coal site to secure restoration

East Ayrshire Council has resolved to serve an enforcement notice requiring the landowner to carry out restoration operations at the abandoned 124-hectare...

Industrial minerals

Extension to Dorset ball clay quarry approved

A proposal to extract 1.2 million tonnes of ball clay over 15 years from an extension to Trigon pit has been approved by Dorset County Council.

Fines for asbestos exposure

Two construction companies have been fined more than £100,000 after sub-contractors were exposed to asbestos fibres during school refurbishment work.

OBE for construction chief

One of the UK's biggest names in building materials is celebrating after a senior staff member won an OBE in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.