Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports


Extension to Croft quarry, leicestershire approved

On 10 June Leicestershire County Council resolved to approve an application by Aggregate Industries for an extension to Croft quarry, Leicester.

Extension at Scottish quarry recommended for approval

Planning officers at East Ayrshire Council have recommended approval of an application to extend a quarry at Greenock subject to the conclusion of a legal...

Yorkshire quarry extension approved

East Riding of Yorkshire Council has approved a proposal to extend Riplingham quarry, near Hull subject to the satisfactory conclusion of a legal agreement.for...

Building stone

Quarry restoration proposal approved

Warwickshire County Council has resolved to an application to infill a former ironstone quarry in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and to...

Building stone quarry approved in south-west England

Somerset County Council has approved plans to open a new building stone quarry at a site near Yeovil.

Breedon Southern gain permission for quarry extension

Gloucestershire County Council has approved an extension to Naunton quarry for Breedon Aggregates to extract an additional 5.8 million tonnes of limestone...

Energy minerals

MPA conference: industry confident of meeting climate challenge

Covid-19, Brexit and the lingering effects of the 2008 financial crash continue to add to uncertainty, but the minerals industry is making progress towards...

Zip wire proposed at former coal mine

A proposal to refurbish and extend former colliery buildings in association with a tourist attraction in south Wales has been approved.

Gas powered generators considered in wider context of climate change

An inspector decided to take a broad view of the acceptability of three 2.3 megawatt gas-powered generators in Somerset in deciding that they would contribute...

Industrial minerals

Scotgold adjusts expectations for Cononish gold production

Plans to scale-up production at Scotgold Resources' Cononish gold and silver mine have been delayed, despite the company resolving "technical issues" relating...

Alba drilling campaign reveals multiple gold zones

Drilling results from Alba Mineral Resources’ Clogau-St David’s project have confirmed the presence of multiple mineralised gold zones.

Gypsum recovery facility approved in north-east England

Durham County Council's planning committee has voted in favour of a proposal to retain a plasterboard recycling business and recovery of gypsum in buildings...