Casework

Mineral planning applications, appeals, court cases and ombudsman reports

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Lorry movements permitted from 6am for life of quarry

Two applications to continue sand and gravel extraction and tipping of inert waste with amended lorry hours have been approved by Essex County Council.

New conditions determined for old ironstone quarry

New updated conditions have been determined by Lincolnshire County Council for an old mineral site where ironstone extraction was approved in 1961 by the...

Proposal for extension to time limit for mineral working at Buckinghamshire quarry deferred

Buckinghamshire County Council has deferred determination of an application seeking to extend the time limit for mineral extraction and restoration at...

Building stone

Weighbridge and office approved at AONB quarry

An application to continue stone extraction at a quarry in an Oxfordshire area of outstanding natural beauty without complying with conditions has been...

Bath Stone mine access recommended for approval

Wiltshire County Council's consideration of an application for a new inclined mine entrance at a site near Corsham has been postponed after the planning...

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...

Energy minerals

No mine or quarry deaths for two years, HSE data reveals

No workplace fatalities have been recorded in the mining and quarrying sectors during the past two years, according to the latest figures published by...

Consultations roundup: what's coming up on the minerals policy horizon

A draft management plan for minerals activities in the Kent Downs and amendments to the EIA regime for offshore oil activies are among consultations being...

Banks' Bradley mine extension refused contrary to officer recommendation

A proposal to extend Banks' Bradley surface coal mine in County Durham to extract 90,000 tonnes of coal and 20,000 tonnes of fireclay have been rejected...

Industrial minerals

Extension to brick clay quarry approved

Warwickshire County Council has approved an extension to Kingsbury quarry to provide brick-making material and has also agreed to extend the end-date for...

Alterations to historic tin mine refused at appeal

A planning inspector has refused to allow a "significant and discordant alteration" to part of a listed Cornish tin mine which he judged would fundamentally...

Proposed changes to number and timing of gypsum deliveries refused

Leicestershire County Council has refused applications seeking to increase imports of high-grade gypsum to Barrow Works and to change the delivery times...